Originally named Spring Station because of the spring in the heart of town that supplies the residents with fresh water, the town that was founded in 1871 was renamed Chrisney in 1883 after its founder, John B. Chrisney, a French emigre and store owner. The town thrived in the early 1900s. It was home to five hotels, five doctors, and the county fairgrounds, which continues to operate for the 4-H Fair each summer.
The town still thrives today, and it’s a great place to call home. We can help you find a home that includes all of your “must-haves” at a price that is within your budget. Let us use our real estate expertise to help you. We would be happy to answer any questions that you might have, and we can schedule an appointment to take you house hunting at a time that is convenient for you.
Southwestern Indiana is a unique place to live. It’s a geographical area that boasts a rich history and beautiful scenery. Chrisney is located about ten miles north of Rockport on Highway 231. Situated in the center of the county, commercial and industrial growth in and around the town are underway. This is a good time to move to the Chrisney area with many opportunities to be found. We can help you find a “gem” in the real estate market, situated in the best location for your work and play lifestyle.
Shoppers will find specialty stores in Chrisney like The Blue Angel, a wonderful place to visit and pick out some special teas, organic spices, old-time salves and herbs as well as unique gift items. Towne Square Mall is close by with more than 40 stores and restaurants, including specialty shops and chain stores. There is certainly something for everyone.
There are many restaurants in the Chrisney area. Los Panchos serves great Mexican food. St. Nick’s Restaurant has a good selection of food including a delicious breakfast buffet. Angelo’s Pizza serves more than just pizza; they have a full menu including chicken and lasagna. Brick Oven Pizza also offers a full menu to satisfy any taste. Grandy’s, a down-home chain known for breakfast & Southern-style eats such as country-fried steak and biscuits, is always a good choice.
There are many fun things to do in the Chrisney area. Visitors will have a splashing, good time at Holiday World & Splashin' Safari. There are rides for all ages at this seasonal theme and water park, plus variety shows and eateries. The boyhood home of Abraham Lincoln at Lincoln State Park is waiting to be explored. The park offers ten miles of hiking trails, two scenic lakes, and an interactive center to help visitors experience the early life of settlers in southern Indiana. Visitors can also tour the Colonel Jones Home, the historic home of the merchant and Civil War officer who employed young Lincoln.
Those who visit the Santa Claus Museum & Village can stand in front of a historic 1935 Santa Claus Statue and stop by the 1880 Santa Claus Church, a beautiful historic structure that contains most of its original furnishings. The Santa Claus Museum explores the joy behind Christmases of yesteryear with antique toy displays and a large collection of Santas of every shape, size, and interpretation.
Owensboro, Kentucky offers two entertainment venues. RiverPark Center is a regional performing arts and civic center that entertains and educates nearly 200,000 people annually with 800 events. The Theatre Workshop of Owensboro’s Opry House Theatre produces an eclectic season of community theatre, featuring contemporary and classic plays and musicals.
Manufacturing is the most common industry in the Chrisney area. Other common industries are wholesale trade; retail trade; construction; accommodation and food service; transportation and warehousing; and arts, entertainment, and recreation. Those in the healthcare industry will find opportunities at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Hospital located about thirteen miles away in Boonville. Air Liquide America is a global corporation located in Rockport. Superior Ag Resources Co-op, Inc. has numerous locations including one in Chrisney.
Chrisney is served by the North Spencer County School Corporation schools, which are fully accredited with the State of Indiana and are often the recipients of the state’s prestigious Four Star School Award. The towns of Dale, Chrisney, and Santa Claus, along with several small communities are included in the North Spencer County School Corporation. The corporation embraces the values of early settlers and intertwines the academic rigors of the 21st century to create highly skilled graduates who are ready, willing, and able to make a positive difference in today’s world.
Chrisney Elementary provides each student with the best curriculum and instruction available and supports each student in maximizing his or her potential as a future member of the community. Heritage Hills Middle School serves students in Grades 7-8. Students are engaged daily in a silent sustained reading program that has been recognized by the National Reading Association. Students also participate in a student advisory program, HOUSE, Helping Our Unique Students Excel. To complement the four core subject areas, students are exposed to a variety of elective courses.
The Heritage Hills High School campus sits on 67 acres, consisting of four buildings: a high school building, a middle school building, a Career Technical Education building, and an auxiliary gymnasium. The courses at Heritage Hills High follow the Indiana Department of Education guidelines and are aligned to the state standards. Parental involvement at Heritage Hills High School is highly encouraged and solicited, and parents serve in a variety of capacities.