About the Town

Town of FerdinandOur Mission Statement:The Town of Ferdinand and its employees are committed to the continuous improvement of services, infrastructure, and recreational opportunities so that the quality of life remains high for current and future residents. As such, Ferdinand's employees are devoted to continuing and completing any and all work that will make the Town an even better place to live and work.

 
Very few places can truly blend natural beauty, agriculture and industrial development the way Ferdinand does. The strong elements of faith, religion, family values, work ethics, sense of community, and respect and appreciation of environment form the foundation upon which Ferdinand was built, and continues to grow.

It is here in the Town of Ferdinand that the traditions and values of yesterday meet and charge forward with the promise of a modern tomorrow. Ferdinand continues to grow and develop with new housing and scenic industrial developments without losing sight of its small-town charm and rural heritage. Convent

Main Street, (Hwy 162) meets I-64, just outside the city limits to the south, yet the rolling hills that envelope this stretch of Interstate act to insulate the sound of the millions of tires rolling west and east each year. The serenity of Ferdinand is further accented by the distinctive profile of the Sisters of St. Benedict Monastery.

KiddosThe people of Ferdinand and Dubois County are known for a strong work ethic that has contributed to the success of the area's diverse industries for many years. Access to quality education is equally important to the community. Ferdinand is home to Forest Park Jr. and Sr. High School and Ferdinand Elementary, a four-star school. These institutions offer ideal student-teacher ratios, numerous academic and extra-curricular programs, and excellent staff. Across the county line, just ten minutes to the south, in northern Spencer County, the Saint Meinrad Archabbey is home to the Saint Meinrad School of Theology and Continuing Education. This institution has long produced many of the country's Catholic Priests and Lay Persons, and like the monastery in Ferdinand, this too is a place of heritage and beauty. Heading north just twenty minutes to Jasper is Vincennes University, a 2-year state college. And for those who welcome a longer drive, such educational institutions as Indiana University in New Albany, University of Louisville, University of Evansville, University of Southern Indiana, and Oakland City University, provide further choices. Ferdinand State Forest

After work or school, it's time for relaxation and recreation! From Memorial Day through Labor Day, many campers, fishing boats, speed boats, motor and non-motor-cyclists, joggers, walkers, hikers, swimmers and hunters can be seen on their way to their favorite activity around the area. Ferdinand is a dream-come-true for the lover of the outdoors. Ferdinand Forest is just a few minutes outside the city limits and offers camping, hunting, swimming, fishing, hiking, and nature watching. Modern facilities, including bathhouses, electricity, restrooms, picnic tables, grills and campfire pits, all nestled in this hilly forest ready for you to enjoy. Ferdinand's parks are beautiful and well kept. People in Ferdinand have access to baseball, soccer, playgrounds, basketball, tennis, walking/hiking/bicycling/nature trails, shelterhouses and more. Several fabulous golf facilities are less than 25 minutes away in three directions, and visitors can take advantage of Ferdinand's central location to three counties with bed-n-breakfast or hotel accommodations.

Ferdinand is home to three lakes, and within minutes of others including Huntingburg Lake, Lincoln State Park, and Patoka Lake. For the amusement park fun-seeker, Holiday World, in Santa Claus, Indiana, is just 10 minutes to the south of Ferdinand off Hwy 162. Festivals, arts and crafts and other shows are abundant throughout the year, including Ferdinand's own Heimatfest in June, Ferdinand Folk Festival in September, Christkindlmarkt in November, Jasper's Strassenfest in August, the Huntingburg Herbstfest in October and the Santa Claus Festival of Lights in December.

Due to Ferdinand's ideal location and accessibility, it is the gateway to Dubois and surrounding counties, indeed a gateway to opportunity. A portal to an ideal place to live and work, build a career, a business or an industry, raise a family, and experience peace, safety, serenity and prosperity. Here it is within your reach to escape to nature, to the city, or just to your back yard. Take a good look around and you will find that Ferdinand really does offer the best of many worlds.

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2065 Main Street
PO Box 7
Ferdinand, IN 47532
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