Gilead is an unincorporated community in Miami County. The town was platted about 1840 by Adam Rhodes. In old records dating from 1910, it was recorded that the principal businesses in town were the saw mill and two general stores, and Gilead had a good school and a number of homes as well.
Gilead still has plenty of homes here, and our realtors can help you find the one that is right for you. We’ll give you information about homes in the area, and we’ll answer all of your questions. Of course, you’ll want to look at these homes, and we’d be happy to show them to you at a time that is best for you. This is a great time to get started on your quest to buy a new home, and we’re here to help.
Gilead is located on State Road 19 about 15 miles north of Peru and five miles south of Akron. Miami County is a transportation hub with the combination of the Grissom Air Force Base, major roads like US-31 and US-24, and the Norfolk and Southern Railroad serving this area. In the 19th century, the railroad brought jobs and prosperity to Gilead, and these opportunities are still here today.
Just as there are many job opportunities in the region, there are many opportunities in the real estate market. We are experts in this field; we’ve been helping people find the perfect home for themselves and their families for many years. Let us use our expertise to help you. You’ll find houses in town that several generations have called home. If something newer is more your style, we can certainly find that for you, too. We can show you what the real estate market has to offer.
Gilead is a small town whose residents like the peace and privacy it provides. For that reason, the town supports only a few stores. However, it’s not a problem for those who like to shop. Other nearby cities have everything you’ll need from groceries to high-end shopping.
Restaurants in the area include classic country cooking and a few exciting options from people who have settled here from all over the world. You can also find more restaurants and shopping options in surrounding cities such as Peru, Wabash, Rochester, and Warsaw, all within a 40-minute drive.
There are several fun things to do in the Gilead area. Miami County Speedway is a “racing” good way to spend an afternoon. The International Circus Hall of Fame is located in nearby Peru. Residents can find quality entertainment at Ole Olsen Memorial Theater. And the Mississinewa State Recreation Area offers a beach for swimming, miles of hiking trails, and a picnic area.
The agriculture and food sectors are well-represented in the Miami County region and are serviced from a Miami County base as well. Agriculture, more specifically row crop production and livestock operations, provide a strong economic base in food-based manufacturing, energy alternatives, food-related distribution, and advanced livestock production. The Miami County region is at the center of the northern Indiana livestock and processing corridor. There is a nationally recognized meat processor located in Miami County, Armour-Eckrich Meats.
Manufacturing is a common industry in the Gilead area. There are numerous manufacturing facilities located in the community representing many disciplines. Dean Baldwin Painting paints commercial aircrafts. Schneider Electric Square D is an electric facility in Peru. American Stationery Company manufactures a wide variety of paper products. There are many state-of-the-art machine shops in the area including Snavely Machine & Manufacturing Company and Ebert Machine Company. Grissom Air Force Base has been repurposed as a hub for innovative companies and is at the heart of Miami County.
Another common industry is the accommodation and food services industry, which is growing because Miami County offers a strong base of tourist attractions. Restaurants are busy and hotels are full because Miami County is centrally located and accessible and therefore, a great host to bus tours, festivals, and annual conferences or meetings. Dukes Memorial Hospital serves residents in the region and offers a multitude of jobs. There are also many jobs in public administration. A local correctional facility brings other government jobs to the area. Many area residents are employed in the educational services industry as well; the local school district is one of the larger employers in the area.
Located in the northern part of the county, North Miami Community Schools is just north of the town of Denver. There is an elementary school, a middle/senior high school, and a career center in the school system. Heartland Career Center provides opportunities for students to learn technical skills, attitudes, knowledge, and understanding designed to promote occupational preparation that will be effective in today’s and tomorrow’s technical society.
For all schools, the school board believes that responsibility for learning can only be achieved through the joint efforts of students, parents, faculty and staff, and patrons. The board works to ensure that this joint effort takes place and that all students acquire the skills and values necessary to become productive citizens. This comprehensive school curriculum is enhanced by technology. All students in the middle/high school are issued iPads. At the elementary school, students in Grades 3-6 are issued iPad minis they are allowed to take home.