Spurgeon is a town in the southwestern corner of Indiana. It’s built around where State Road 61 runs through town and becomes Spurgeon's charming Main Street. It is also near several creeks, streams, rivers and parks, making for beautiful scenery. The town is perfect for those looking to live in a rural setting with a low population that is also near nature. Spurgeon is ideal for families with kids who want a larger property and easy access to outdoor recreational activities. The small town has a vibrant community life and basic amenities. If you want to live in a small town in Indiana, Spurgeon is worth checking out. Spurgeon is in Pike County.
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Spurgeon is a town with a rich history dating back many years. Homes have been built in a number of styles over the course of many eras. This variety means it is easy to find a home in whatever style you prefer. There are older homes as well as newer builds. There are both smaller and more luxurious homes on the market in Spurgeon, and even the most affordable homes offer excellent value for money and the chance to live in a cozy small town. Given the small size of Spurgeon, almost all homes are located near the main commercial area.
Spurgeon is built around State Road 61, which runs north-south through town. To the north it connects with State Road 64, State Road 56, the town of Winslow, Interstate 69, and the town of Petersburg. Heading south on State Road 61, you will reach Lynnville and access to I-64 as well as the town of Boonville.
Nearby communities include Evansville, Jasper, Washington, Boonville, Ayrshire, Newburgh, Santa Claus, and Huntingburg. The county seat Petersburg is 30 minutes to the north. Winslow is 15 minutes to the north. Huntingburg is a half hour away to the east. Boonville is 25 minutes to the south. Evansville is 45 minutes to the southwest. Owensboro is an hour to the south. Louisville is an hour and a half to the east. Indianapolis is a little less than three hours to the northeast.
All of the main commercial activity in Spurgeon is centered around where State Road 61 runs through town. There are some retail options where basic supplies can be purchased. Many items will not be available in Spurgeon due to the low population so residents have to drive to nearby cities and towns for shopping. Many shops are locally and independently owned.
There are a variety of food choices in Spurgeon with the highest concentration near the main drag. These choices include pizza, salad, breakfast, lunch, and steak. There are a few pubs giving locals nightlife options as well as places where they can grab a bite to eat. Some eateries and pubs in town have patios. There are enough places to eat in Spurgeon that you have some choices and can eat out without having to drive elsewhere. Living in a small town means getting to be a regular at your favourite spots and bumping into neighbours at the café or pub.
Many aspects of cultural and entertainment life in Spurgeon are informal due to the small population and rural nature of the community. There are public parks and spaces where residents can gather and engage in recreation. The Jordan Memorial Park is a popular location.
Several parks and natural areas are a short drive from Spurgeon. Interlake is just to the southeast. Patoka State Fish and Wildlife Area is just to the south. Further afield are Lost Hill Wetland Conservation Area, Columbia Mine Preserve, Patoka National Wildlife Refuge, Hoosier National Forest, and Jackson Washington State Forest. Homes for sale in Spurgeon are located near many places where you can be near nature and engage in various outdoor activities. They are perfect for families with kids or people who want to get outside and explore. The town itself provides a calm rustic setting to live in.
As a fairly rural community, there are some employment opportunities within the community. Many residents are engaged in farming or ranching. Some work at local shops, restaurants, and businesses while others work from home. You can also start your own business here. Other residents choose to commute within the region.
Homes for sale in Spurgeon have excellent transportation routes making it easy to commute for work and return to this lovely community at the end of the day. The most common industries in Spurgeon are services, public administration, manufacturing, wholesale trade, retail trade, transportation and warehousing, accommodation and food services, construction, educational services and healthcare.
Spurgeon is served by the Pike County School Corporation. Schools in the system include Otwell Elementary in Otwell, Petersburg Elementary in Petersburg, Winslow Elementary in Winslow, Pike Central Middle School in Petersburg, Pike Central High School in Petersburg, and the Alternative School and Exceptional Children's Co-op.
Clubs offered by the school include academic teams, Avid Reader's Club, band/jazz band/pep band, BPA (Business Professionals of America), Democrat Club, Fantasy Literature Club, FFA (Future Farmers of America), German Club, Graduation Committee, The Keep, Key Club, National Honor Society, Outdoor Club, Peer Tutors, Prom Steering Committee, and Spanish Club.