Corydon

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105 N Capitol Ave, Corydon, Indiana 47112 -

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  • Builder:Multiple Builders
  • Price Range:$55000 - $250000
  • Home Type:
    Condo, Single Family Home
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  • Age Restriction:None
  • Gated:No
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History

The history of Corydon dates back to the American Revolution, when the region was obtained from the British by George Rogers Clark, placing it under the rule of the new United States.

In the early 19th century, Edward Smith brought his family to inhabit the edge of a lush valley close to a huge spring, the location of the current county fairground. Indiana Territory’s governor, William Henry Harrison, frequently stop at their home to rest when traveling back and forth Vincennes. Harrison ventured to the site where Little Indian Creek and Big Indian Creek merge to become the Indian Creek. Folklore says that he opted to establish a town there and asked Jenny, the daughter of Edward Smith to give it a name. She picked Corydon, from the Pastoral Elegy, the favorite hymn of Harrison.

On September 11 to 14, 1860, the first yearly county fair took place on a 36-acre fairground in Corydon. Ever since, it has been a yearly event, and is the State’s longest, constantly running fair. Constructed in Corydon’s southwest corner, the fairground is surrounded by a huge ridge on the west and south, which acts as a natural grandstand until the first one was constructed around 1910.

Area and Climate

Established in 1808, the town of Corydon is situated in Harrison County, IN. Corydon was the Indiana Territory’s second capital (after Vincennes) from May 1, 1813 until the founding of Indiana State. After statehood, it was Indiana’s capital (before it was relocated to Indianapolis) until January 10, 1825. Corydon remains Harrison County’s county seat, and as of the 2010 census, there were 3,122 people living in the town.

A small town, Corydon is about 30 miles due west of Louisville, and is recognized for being the first capital of Indiana. The historic district of the town is registered on the National Register of Historic Places. Although many of the people living in Corydon are long-time residents, a lot more people are opting to live in this town and commute to Louisville due to the slower way of life and lower cost of living being offered by Corydon.

Corydon experiences 44 inches of rainfall annually (U.S. median is 37), while snowfall is 0 inch (U.S. median is 25). The average sunny days yearly in Corydon are 196. The lowest temperature is in January, at 22° F, while the highest temperature is in July, at around 86° F.

Real Estate and Cost of Living

In 2015 the average cost of a single family home in Corydon Indiana was $90,181. The cost of living index as of March 2016 was 86.8 making it considerably less than the national US average of 100.

Lifestyle and Things to Do

Corydon, due to its historic nature, is a famous local tourist destination. It hosts events every week from the first of part of the spring season until the last part of the fall season, often concentrated around the historic town plaza. Some of the events that visitors attend consist of the Harrison County Fair, the Battle of Corydon reenactment held each year, the yearly Halloween parade, band concerts every Friday night in summer, and an extensive series of bluegrass and country concerts. The county fair, which lasts a whole week and take place at the Harrison County Fairgrounds on the last week of July, is among the favorite events, with more than 3,000 attendees per night. It features a midway, 4-H exhibits, musical entertainment, demolition derbies, and harness racing. The fair has been running successively since its beginning in 1859, which makes it Indiana’s longest, successive-running fair.

In 2008, Corydon started celebrating its birthday with a year of festivities and the unveiling of a bronze statue of the late Frank O’Bannon, a resident of Corydon and former governor.

 

 

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  • Walking & Biking
  • Fitness Facility
  • Golf Course
  • Medical Clinics
  • Shopping / Grocery
  • Library
  • Picnic Area
  • Parks & Natural Space
 

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Property/Community Type : Condo
Golf Facility(Within 10 Mile Radius) : Yes
Coastal Area(Within 10 Mile Radius) : No
Mountain/foot hills area(Within 10 Mile Radius) : No
Lake Property(Within 10 Mile Radius) : No
College Town(College or University Within 15 Mile Radius) : No
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Fitness Facility(Within 2 Mile Radius) : Yes

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