St. Anthony is an unincorporated township in southwestern Indiana in Dubois County. St. Anthony is included in the Jasper Micropolitan Statistical Area. It may be a small town, but it has a very strong sense of community and a peaceful atmosphere.
The main commercial area centers on two highways that run through town. It is a charming and cozy place to stroll or run an errand. The town is suited to those wishing to live in a place with low population density that is partially rural. There is plenty of nature to enjoy in the area, and that includes several lakes, streams, and parks nearby including the Hoosier National Forest.
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St. Anthony was founded in 1860 and was originally called St. Joseph but changed names to attract a post office. The area has a long and rich history. Homes have been built in waves over many eras. This variety means it is easy to find homes in a variety of styles to suit whatever your tastes might be. There are older homes as well as new builds. This variety also exists in the sizes and prices of homes available. There are some small and modest homes for sale as well as larger and more luxurious homes. Even the most affordable St. Anthony homes offer excellent value.
As far as getting around, St. Anthony has a lot of options. St. Anthony is built just north of State Road 64 and east of State Road 162. Highway 64 goes to Bretzville, Huntingburg, and Interstate 69.
Nearby communities include Bretzville, Huntingburg, Jasper, Tell City, Loogootee, Santa Claus, French Lick, Paoli, Ayrshire, and Petersburg. Huntingburg is ten minutes to the west. Jasper is 15 minutes to the northwest. Evansville is an hour and ten minutes to the southwest. Louisville is an hour and ten minutes to the east.
Because this town is a small unincorporated township with a low population, there are not many shopping and dining options directly in St. Anthony. There are some small locally owned businesses that make up the main commercial area centered around E 450 S, S Cross Street, and State Road 64, such as a gas station and ATM. Basic necessities can be purchased in town. For many other items, you will either have to shop online or go into nearby cities and towns for purchases.
There are a number of food options in St. Anthony and the immediate area. These include burgers, wings, seasoned fries, shakes, barbecue, sandwiches, comfort food, and buffet. There is a bar in town for late night entertaining and grabbing a bite to eat. There are enough food choices in town that you can go out for something to eat without having to drive somewhere else. For most chains and for types of food not represented in St. Anthony, you can drive to nearby towns and cities.
As a small town, there are many aspects of entertainment and culture that happen on an informal basis. People gather on porches, at restaurants, and along the main shopping streets. There is a church in town and a community center as well aspublic spaces and parks that residents can use. Flat Creek runs through the west of town. Saint Anthony School Lake Dam is near the center of town. The County 4-H Park is located in nearby Bretzville. There is an athletic stadium in Huntingburg. Many local government services are not available in St. Anthony. For these you can go to a nearby town or city.
There are a number of state and national parks nearby. St. Anthony is perfect for families with kids and for those who want to spend time outdoors. These parks include Ferdinand State Forest, Barnes Sung Wetland Conservation Area, Patoka Lake, Hoosier National Forest, Interlake, Lost Hill Wetland Conservation Area, Patoka National Wildlife Refuge, Columbia Mine Preserve, and Glendale State Fish and Wildlife Area.
As a small unincorporated township, many of the jobs in St. Anthony are in agriculture. Farming and ranching are common in the area. There is also the chance to work for businesses, shops, and restaurants in town. Others commute to jobs throughout the region. Other nearby towns and cities make it possible to leave St. Anthony for work during the day and then come home at the end of the day to a peaceful and quiet small town. The town has excellent transportation links making it possible to enjoy the benefits of small town living while also having access to city jobs. Huntingburg and Jasper are the nearest cities to work in.
The most common industries in St. Anthony are manufacturing, retail trade, construction, transportation and warehousing, accommodation and food services, public administration, arts, entertainment, recreation, health care and social assistance, and educational services.
St. Anthony is served by the Southeast Dubois County School Corporation. There are four schools in the system: Forest Park Jr./Sr. High School in Ferdinand, Cedar Crest Intermediate in Huntingburg, Ferdinand Elementary School in Ferdinand, and Pine Ridge Elementary School. Forest Park Jr./Sr. High School is home to the Rangers. The athletic department includes football, soccer, tennis, golf, volleyball, cross country, basketball, wrestling, cheerleading, baseball, and softball. The school also has a marching band.