Kingman is a small town that straddles State Road 234 in Fountain County, near the Illinois border. Kingman's post office was established in 1886, but the town was inhabited for some time before this. Over the course of its history, Kingman has seen the comings and goings of settlers moving west, providing a welcome rest stop. It has been home to hard-working and respectable people who get their living from the earth. Today, that's still the case. Green pastures surround Kingman, providing work and food for its residents. They enjoy the simple things, happy to be part of a friendly community of their own.
Kingman sits near a number of other small towns, including Veedersburg and Hillsdale. The town is located just west of the Wabash River. Interstate 74 lies just north of Kingman and crosses the border about ten minutes from town. Due to its proximity to Illinois, Kingman residents are able to access a wide swath of recreational and business opportunities that are not by any means limited to the state of Indiana. Within Indiana, they are located close enough to Indianapolis to make a day trip into the city and sufficiently near the Great Lakes to visit on a warm weekend.
If you're interested in living in a simple and welcoming small town, consider making the move to Kingman. You'll find the residents a warm and friendly bunch. To learn more about this small town and to get the inside scoop on the housing market, talk to a Tucker realtor. Our realtors are highly knowledgeable, and they'll be more than happy to help you find the home of your dreams while you're in town.
Kingman is known as a historic place, and as a result, you'll find many examples of what is best described as classic Americana architecture gracing the city streets. The whole atmosphere exudes a sense of calm and community. There are also a number of newer buildings in town. The focus in Kingman isn't on grandeur but on functionality. Homes are well insulated against summer heat and winter snow. If you have a specific construction style in mind, be sure to mention it to a Tucker realtor. Our realtors are highly knowledgeable, and they'll be more than happy to help you select the home of your dreams.
The residents of Kingman have several options when it comes to shopping. While the town is small, there is a grocer and a florist right in town along with a furniture store and several other shops that cater to business needs. However, if you want more options, you can find plenty of shopping opportunities in nearby communities. Veedersburg has a number of different shops that regularly serve Kingman customers who augment their typical week's purchases here. While the basics can be found right in Kingman, these options are always nice, and luckily, the drive isn't very far.
Kingman is a little town, and because of its size, you'll only find one restaurant in town. Luckily, it's also a bar, so the late night option brings in many of the town's residents. It's a great place to meet people after a long day's work. However, nearby towns also have many different options when it comes to dining. No matter where you go, you're sure to find a friendly wait staff who greets you with a smile. Many restaurants are known for their fair prices, and the portions certainly are generous. Options range from classic American dishes to authentic south-of-the-border flavors with many exotic cuisines represented as well.
When Kingman residents want to explore the great outdoors, many head to nearby Turkey Run State Park. This park is known for its beautiful cliffs and canyons, a majestic and rare sight. In addition to expansive hiking trails, horseback riding is a frequent pastime for Turkey Run visitors. It's regularly noted as one of the state's finest parks. Camping and boating are also popular options here.
Nearby Shades State Park is another great choice. The park is noted for sandstone cliffs and Sugar Creek. The park just emerges suddenly out of the fields, giving it an otherworldly feel. And several of the parks trails are extremely family friendly for hikers, and some are even great for toddlers. Fishing and canoeing are also popular choices.
Many of Kingman's residents are employed in the fields that surround the city. Agriculture is the area's dominant business, and with such fertile ground, it should come as no surprise there is a long and proud tradition of farming in the area. If you have experience with farm labor or training in mechanical work, you should find jobs in the area. If these aren't your areas of expertise, there may be more work a short drive away. Mention your career path to a Tucker realtor, as they will be able to find you a home that saves you time on your commute.
Students in Kingman attend North Vermillion Schools, just on the other side of the Wabash River along State Road 63. At North Vermillion Elementary and North Vermillion Junior/Senior High, students pick up valuable skills in reading, writing, and arithmetic while working together in the classroom and on the field.