Grovertown is an unincorporated community with a post office in Starke County. The county, named after the Revolutionary War General, John Stark, was organized in 1850 and was the penultimate county formed in the state. The Kankakee River forms the western boundary of the county. This river attracted Native Americans to the area, and it attracted early settlers as well. The first sawmill was built in 1849 at the end of Koontz's Lake, named for Samuel Koontz. He then added a grist mill in 1853, and farmers from all over the region hauled their grain here to be milled into flour and feed.
Grovertown is a scenic area that still attracts businesses as well as tourists and people looking for opportunities. Our realtors would like to help you find a home so you can start your life in this beautiful area. Call us to schedule a time that we can show you what the local real estate market has to offer. There are homes built in different eras, in different styles, and with different lifestyles in mind. We can help you find the one that works best for you.
Grovertown lies along US-30 northeast of the city of Knox, the county seat of Starke County. It is five miles away from Hamlet and eleven miles west of Plymouth. The city of South Bend is 29 miles away from town, and Chicago is 84 miles away. There’s something for everyone in the Grovertown area. Please visit the area, and let us go to work for you. You’ll be pleased with what the real estate market has to offer and how easy we make the homebuying process. Why not get started today so you can be settled in your new home soon?
While there aren’t any stores in Grovertown itself, except for a nearby truck stop and gas station, people here aren’t bothered by it. There are plenty of nearby towns and cities where Grovertown residents can buy groceries, find household items, and anything else they might need. Knox has a variety of stores including a health food store, numerous discount stores, and auto parts stores. Larger cities such as Plymouth or Valparaiso will also provide a larger variety of stores including national chains like Wal-mart as well as a number of locally owned stores.
Whether you want a snack, soup and a sandwich, or a full-course meal, you can find several choices in Plymouth from mom-and-pop diners to ethnic cuisines. There are also numerous restaurants around the Bass Lake area. Bass Lake Pub & Ristorante has great food with a laid back bar-type atmosphere and a nice dining room where guests always feel welcome. Bielava Restaurant has a buffet that features homemade Polish-style cooking. Sporty'z Grill & Bar serves delicious sandwiches and more. Traveling a little further into South Bend or Elkhart will definitely give you more variety as well.
Starke County has many places to stop and enjoy nature. The Yellow River runs through the county, the Kankakee River runs along the county line, and there are two beautiful lakes in the area. That kind of landscape makes for many nice places to relax, have fun, and take in the views. Two of the larger lakes here are Koontz Lake and Bass Lake, the playgrounds of the "rich and famous" during the early 1900s. Railroads brought these visitors from Chicago to Bass Lake. Today, Koontz Lake is still attracting many visitors. Only five miles north of Grovertown, Koontz Lake is near many amenities yet self-contained enough for day-to-day comfort.
There’s indoor fun in Starke County, too. Starke County Historical Society Museum is located in the home of one of the former governors of Indiana. The museum holds three floors of historical memorabilia including agricultural, military items, clothing, decorative items, and toys. Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum offers interesting memorabilia and train rides, too. Kersting’s Motorcycle Museum is a world famous motorcycle museum and store just a couple of miles over the county line into Pulaski County. The grand Starke County courthouse was built in 1897. Tours all the way to the top are given during the Harvest Festival, which is held during the last weekend in August.
Starke County's industrial base is varied with heavy emphasis on steel, related components, plastics, automotive, agricultural, home, and container industries. Starke County industries work together in producing their respective products. There are numerous examples of this practice that helps guarantee ongoing work and company stability for employees. Hoosier Custom Plastics provides the plastic injection onto the fineblanked parts manufactured by MPI; Technicoat LLC does powder coating for Hoosier Custom Plastics; Toll Brothers and Toll Integrated Systems, through its contracted truck repair facilities, maintains a delivery fleet for White Flyer; and Dragon Industries does repair work for Kruz, Inc.
Railroads have played an important part in the development of Starke County, providing the means to transport farm products from the nearby rural areas to other parts of the country. In the early 20th century, dairy and pickle farming were common. Today, the easily accessible transportation system still plays a role in the success of agribusiness in the area. A large number of crops including mint crops that are used in a wide variety of products are grown in this area. These farms are supported by other businesses in the area, creating additional opportunities for residents.
The Oregon-Davis School Corporation consists of two schools: Oregon-Davis Elementary School and Oregon-Davis Junior/Senior High School. The secondary school, located in Hamlet, is a consolidation of Hamlet and Grovertown high schools. Through trust, respect, and responsibility, the staff, students, and parents work cooperatively to create a learning environment for the success of all students.