Welcome to Straughn, a town of over 200 residents. Straughn is part of Henry County and truly offers a unique way of life for every single one of its residents.
Straughn is a small town full of rich history, dating back to the early 1800s. Named after Merriman Straughn who arrived in 1822 when there was nothing but wilderness in its place. Most of that wilderness has been tamed now but not so much that you still can’t find some of the great outdoor sights that Indiana is so well known for.
This may be a small town, but that’s one of the things long time residents love. With only a few hundred residents, you’ll never have trouble getting to know all of your neighbors. Of course, if privacy is what you’re really looking for, you won’t have any trouble finding large lots with tree cover and plenty of nature.
Straughn is an old town filled with history and even the homes here have some stories to share. Some of these Straughn-area homes are old, and some are new, but all have been loved. If classic architecture is your thing, some of these homes may have exactly what you’re looking for. Of course, there aren’t any shortages of more modern homes if that’s what you have in mind. Living in Straughn is ideal as the cost of living is significantly lower than the national average making this an affordable place to live and call home.
Your Talk To Tucker realtor will be able to tell you all the ins and outs of this fine city and help you through your purchasing or selling process. Tucker realtors are truly experts in Henry County homes and can help you make the best decisions for you and your family.
Straughn admittedly doesn’t have much more than your local small shops to satisfy your basic shopping needs or a small local restaurant for that quick bite with your neighbors. However, Richmond has plenty of shopping centers and even big box stores like Kohl’s and Dillard’s where you can get everything from clothes to housewares.
Richmond is also home to Indiana’s Antique Alley, a 66-mile trail of more than 1200 antique dealers and stores. Antique Alley goes through Wayne County from Richmond to Knightstown, passing right through Straughn. And next door to Straughn is Cambridge City, often considered to be the hub of Antique Alley. Cambridge City has about ten antique stores and a mall all within a three-block radius.
Straughn has a many great nearby things to see and do that will keep you busy and help you enjoy your life here. And Richmond is home to many events and festivals year round, which means there’s never a shortage of entertainment nearby. Not to mention Richmond has some great venues to enjoy bowling, mini golf as well as attending the Richmond Art Museum or the Richmond Symphony Orchestra.
Don McBride Stadium is the home of the Richmond RiverRats baseball team, a collegiate summer league that was start in 2009. Part of the Prospect League, the RiverRats play as part of the East Division, encompassing most of the Midwest. In their short history, the RiverRats have seen some players drafted into Major League Baseball teams like when Kevin Plawecki was a first-round draft pick for the New York Mets in 2012. So with these star players, you’ll never know who’ll be up at bat next!
Straughn has consistently seen positive job growth year after year for its residents, which makes this anideal place to live and work. With the proximity of nearby Richmond and other larger towns, the average commute time to and from work each way is roughly 25 minutes. Less time commuting means more time doing the things that matter most like spending time with family and friends.
Employment industries in and around Straughn include manufacturing, construction, agriculture, forestry, health, and educational services.
Straughn has a great education for students of all ages. If you have students still living at home with you, rest assured they will be well taken care of and educated by some of the best teachers in the state. Tri-Elementary School is for children from K–6th Grades while Tri Junior-Senior High School is for Grades 7–12. Your kids will make friends for life here and receive a solid education that will prepare them for their post-secondary studies.
And Straughn is also close to many great in- and out-of-state universities and colleges within a short drive, often between 20 and 45 miles away. Indiana University East, Ball State University in Muncie, and Anderson University are all within 20 to 30 miles. The University of Indianapolis and Harrison College Indianapolis are both in the capital which is only 45 miles away from Straughn. And in neighboring Oxford, Ohio, students can attend Miami University Oxford, which is only 37 miles from Straughn.