The Town of St. Joe



 
 Population 462 (Source: 2014 Census)
  
AMENITIES:  A branch of the Butler Public Library resides at Riverdale Elementary School.   There are five baseball diamonds, three community parks and an all season scenic river greenway, the St. Joe River Greenway.   The St. Joe Pickle Festival is held every August.  In 2010, new sidewalks were installed in most of the town, completing its Safe Routes to School project.

EDUCATION: Younger students attend Riverdale Elementary School which is part of the DeKalb Eastern Community School District.  High school students attend Eastside Junior-Senior High School in Butler, Indiana.

EMERGENCY SERVICES:  The DeKalb County Sheriff's Department serves the Town of St. Joe.  Spencerville volunteer fire department and Concord Township volunteers manage fire emergencies.   EMS services provided by DeKalb County.
 
GOVERNMENT:   The Town Council President is the head of the town council, which meets on the fourth Monday of every month in the newly remodeled town hall on Third Street. The town manager also oversees activities and the development of St. Joe.
 
HISTORIC: The town of St. Joe, Concord Township, DeKalb County, Indiana was settled in 1835, by pioneer John Blair. However, the town really developed in the 1870’s, during the construction of Baltimore & Ohio and Wabash Railroads.
 
The small Town of St. Joe has been able to retain several noteworthy architectural resources that date back to its period of significance as a prominent railroad community. St. Mark’s Lutheran Church is a notable structure that exhibits large Gothic arched windows, saw tooth shingles, and a well preserved bell tower. The Queen Anne and Second Empire houses on Washington Street are considered outstanding historic resources because of their highly crafted architectural style and excellent state of preservation. 
 
INDUSTRY:
  • Ace Screenprinting & Embroidery 
  • Advantage Lumber 
  • EcoVantage
  • Nucor Steel*
  • Vulcraft 
  • Sechler's Pickles
*"The largest manufacturer of steel in the United States."  (Source:  www.stjoeindiana.org)
 
UTILITIES:  Electric supplied by Indiana & Michigan Electric; gas utilities provided through NIPSCO and the St. Joe-Spencerville Regional Sewer District is in charge of sewer treatment for the Town of St. Joe.
 

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