James Carter laid out Galveston in 1852. The first house was a hewn log structure built by George Bell. He opened a general store in this house; it was the first business in town. By 1913, the town had quite a few shops, a hotel, a weekly newspaper, two banks, two restaurants, and a high school building.
Our realtors invite you to Galveston, and you can see for yourself why so many people were anxious to come here more than one hundred years ago. Homes have been built throughout the town’s history, so there are beautiful homes available that are both old and new. We are experts in the real estate field, and we can help you find a home that fits your lifestyle and budget.
Galveston homes are in a great location. State Road 18, an east-west route, intersects with US Route 35 in Galveston. The city of Kokomo is only 7 miles away, Lafayette is 45 miles away, and Indianapolis is 63 miles from town. There are small towns in close proximity to Galveston and rich farmland all around. Galveston Airport, a public/military airport, is just two miles away while Grissom Air Reserve Base is about eleven miles northeast of town. Residents, both those who work in town and those who commute, have a stress-free drive to wherever they work. Let us show you around Galveston. This small town might be hiding the home that is perfect for you.
Residents and visitors can shop at numerous specialty shops located in Galveston and throughout Cass County. Or you can head to the mall for a day of shopping fun. Conveniently located at the intersection of U.S. 31 and State Road 22, Markland Mall is easy to find and a great way to spend the afternoon. This indoor mall is home to 44 stores ranging from jewelry to books to sporting goods.
There are several restaurants in Galveston that offer a great place to enjoy a meal. Tortas Oscar serves Mexican food made with fresh, quality ingredients. Tark’s Pizza, Uncle Bakes Pizza, and Freddie J’s Pizza serve yummy pizza pies and other Italian food. Chizzy's is a homestyle, down-to-earth, small-town eatery with great food and ice cream, too.
Cass County has many activities to explore. Visitors can hike scenic trails, shop Logan’s Landing (a downtown retail-shopping district), and take a turn on the Dentzel Carousel, a historic hand-carved carousel where riders can grab for the brass ring. France Park offers fun outdoor recreations like swimming or scuba diving in the crystal-clear waters of a long abandoned stone quarry; hiking, biking, or cross country skiing the seven miles of trails; and fishing in Lake Trimer.
There are more than outdoor activities in the Galveston area. Cole Clothing Museum is housed in an elegant Queen Anne Victorian home and features displays of vintage clothing pre-1900s through 1970s. The Cass County Historical Museum displays artifacts in a 20-room home built in 1853. Located about 15 minutes from Galveston, the Grissom Air Museum is the home of the largest fleet of military aircraft in the Midwest that is not located on a military installation. Performing arts fans can find entertaining live performances at Ole Olson Memorial Theatre and Kokomo Civic Theatre.
The largest industry in the Galveston area is manufacturing, employing one-third of the workforce. Cass County, including Galveston, has a rich history of manufacturing industrial and consumer products, and that tradition carries on today. There are small manufacturing companies in the area as well as global leaders. The companies are located throughout the county. Ameri-Tek Manufacturing, located in Logansport, provides quality metal stampings/small metal parts to all industries. Lufkin Industries, located in Peru, is an energy-focused company operating in the oilfield and power transmission segments.
Cass County also has a rich agricultural heritage, and much of the area is highly productive cropland. In fact, the county is in the heart of Indiana’s most productive corn-, soybean-, and pork-producing area. Numerous companies flourish in this area that cater to agricultural businesses such as The Andersons, Inc. which provides merchandising, production, and distribution of products and services to the agribusiness community. Dairy operations also have a positive impact on the farming community.
Agribusiness is just one field that provides many opportunities in the Galveston area for businessmen and entrepreneurs. Opportunities exist for everyone in other common industries in the area which includes construction, retail trade, educational services, finance and insurance, and accommodation and food services. The healthcare industry is lead by Logansport Memorial Hospital, a regional medical center that serves the residents in this area.
Southeastern School Corporation includes Galveston Elementary School, Thompson Elementary School, and Lewis Cass Junior-Senior High School. Galveston Elementary School emphasizes the basic core classes, which are enhanced through technology. The school utilizes eLearning, a program that students use at home. The high school maintains a strong sense of academic excellence, sustains a highly competitive athletic program and sense of sportsmanship, and facilitates a school environment that affords all students the opportunity to grow into conscientious and socially-responsible young adults.