Elberfeld was founded in 1885 by German immigrants and named for Elberfeld, Germany. This town is in the heart of southern Indiana and boasts its beauty all year round. Our realtors invite you to find out for yourself why a handful German immigrants found this area so appealing. Let us introduce you to the local real estate market. There are many types of homes for sale built from different eras, in different architectural styles, and come in a variety of price ranges. We can help you find the right house for your lifestyle and budget.
Interstate 64 passes just north of Elberfeld, and State Road 68 passes 3.5 miles north of town. Elberfeld is 25 miles north of Evansville, which is the commercial, medical, and cultural hub of southwestern Indiana and of the Illinois-Indiana-Kentucky tri-state area. Over two centuries ago, pioneer tradesmen were drawn to the rolling hills, a pleasant climate, and advantageous access to the Ohio River, the young nation's primary transportation artery. Today, there are still many opportunities in the area. You can choose to work in Elberfeld or commute to Evansville or any of the other towns and cities in the area. We can help you find the perfect home in the perfect location. Give us a call to schedule an appointment. You’ll be glad you went house hunting with us.
Quaint, unique shops can be found throughout Warrick County, including those in Newburgh’s historic downtown and on Boonville’s charming Courthouse Square. Newburgh has several locally popular stores: Flutter, a unique clothing shop; Hurray, a children’s clothing shop; and Mulberry Jean’s Accents, a gift shop. Miller’s 5 & 10 Cent Store and Robin’s Nest flower shop, located in Boonville, keep customers happy. Eastland Mall, an indoor mall featuring specialty shops, entertainment venues, and restaurants, is in nearby Evansville.
There are many great restaurants in Elberfeld and Warrick County. The Korner Inn, located on Main Street, serves lunch and dinner specials ranging from spaghetti to frog legs. JT’s Pizzeria, also located in Elberfeld, has a full menu that features sandwiches and pizza with the specialty being Chicago-style pizza. The Log Inn, located in nearby Haubstadt, is a stage-coach stop turned down-home eatery for family-style American eats that was once visited by Abraham Lincoln.
Two nature areas are located in Elberfeld. Blue Grass Fish and Wildlife Area is a unique natural resource area because all of the land has been stripmined. It features about 28 pits and lakes and is dedicated to providing and maintaining quality hunting, fishing, and wildlife-watching opportunities. Lost Hill Wetland Conservation Area is a fun place to go for a hike or for relaxing in the shade on a sunny day and enjoying nature. Interlake State Recreation Area is a former coal mine land straddling Pike and Warrick Counties that is now open as a multi-use recreational facility. From steep, rugged banks to rolling hilly grasslands, man-made lakes, and final cut strip pits, Interlake is a diverse array of topography and scenic views.
Several historical resources are found in the Elberfeld area. Henager’s “Memories and Nostalgia” Museum features many items from American culture through the decades from Western movie stars to automotive heritage. The Warrick County Museum collects and preserves the heritage of the county. The museum is located in the old Ella Williams School that was constructed in 1901. The Museum of the Coal Industry offers a unique look into the county's past and demonstrates how coal helped shape present-day Warrick County.
Warrick County is a thriving business community, which includes a diverse group of companies in industries such as food service, warehouse and distribution, and healthcare. Major employers in the healthcare industry include Women’s Hospital, St. Mary’s Warrick Hospital, and Newburgh Healthcare. The most common industry in the Elberfeld area is construction as well as manufacturing. Fibertech, a large plastics manufacturer, and Tefco, a steel erectors company, are located in Elberfeld. There are two industrial parks in Warrick County, each of which include numerous companies both large and small. Other common industries include retail trade, utilities, information, public administration, and accommodation and food services.
The spirit of the pioneers who settled in the area is still strong, and entrepreneurs find the Elberfeld area to be an especially welcome place with an abundance of resources. Local educators work cooperatively with businesses to develop programs for workplace needs. Southern Indiana Technical Center, ITT Technical College, Ivy Tech Community College, and other area universities offer their services and help assure that there are opportunities for all residents in the Warrick County area.
The Warrick County School Corporation is the 20th largest in Indiana. This school district has two high schools, two middle schools, one junior/senior high school, ten elementary schools, and one alternative school. Students in Warrick County are afforded opportunities which are generated by a sound "Basic Skills" curriculum, supported by a variety of courses which fulfill the needs and interests of students, and it’s enhanced by a diverse program of extra- and co-curricular activities. The corporation is constantly looking for ways to improve the educational process and program structure of the curriculum, the level of student performance through the establishment of high expectations and standards, and the number of students who stay in school and graduate.