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Entertainment and Recreation in Knox County Indiana

Opportunity knocks in Knox County Indiana • PO Box 701  Vincennes, IN 47591-0701 • TEL (812) 886-6993 • FAX 812.886.0888 •

Our Mission: "The mission of KCDC is to be the catalyst and leader for collaborations, programs, and strategies that promote a strong business climate through a proactive working partnership with government, business, entrepreneurs, education, non-profits, and the community at large."

Our Vision: Knox County is the vibrant center of business, history, culture, and economic vitality offering services, infrastructure, facilities, and possibilities to create opportunities for business, residents, and visitors to live, work and play in a thriving and historic Indiana community.                           

Knox County Indiana employers give high marks to their workforce when it comes to measuring productivity levels. The annual employee turnover rate is less than 5 percent, and absenteeism rates range from 0-3 percent per month.

If you have specific needs and do not see a Site or Building to fill them below, contact us - we can help!

Information on our existing industries, the cost of doing businesses, taxes, incentives available, government, services and tools for building a successful business are linked below.

The Median Center of US Population is approximately 20 miles west of Vincennes. Because of its strategic location near the Median Center of U.S. Population and the major urban centers, markets and industries, Knox County is a prime location for development and distribution.

Detailed information on the availability and providers of vital services including electric, gas, fire protection, telecommunications, waste water treatment, portable water, groundwater availability and transportation can be found via this link.

Knox County Indiana is a great place to live and work. The community is equally supportive of raising a thriving family or a successful business. And, it is a true community in every sense of the world. We invite you to take a look around, both this site and the Knox County area. We think you will like what you see.

The Knox County Development Corporation would like to acknowledge the Vincennes Sun Commercial, Indiana Economic Digest, InSide Indiana Business, the Evansville Courier and Press and other area resources for some of the news stories and photographs which appear in our news links. We appreciate their ongoing coverage of events which emphasize the growth of Knox County and its economic development efforts.

The Knox County Development Corporation can assist you from planning to completion of your project. How may we assist you? Note:All services are free-of-charge and inquiries are kept strictly confidential.

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Rich History of Building a Brighter Future...

Knox County Indiana has a rich history of anticipating and building for the future. As the the home to Indiana's oldest city, Vincennes, it has always been at the forefront of the development of Indiana and the Midwest.

Vincennes is the birthplace of many of Indiana`s firsts; the first Catholic church in Indiana, first county, first newspaper, first Presbyterian church, first Masonic Lodge, first bank, first medical society and first University.

Founded in 1801 as the Jefferson Academy, Vincennes University continues to be one of the most progressive institutions in the country and always on the leading edge of training tomorrow's workforce.

Offering the best of both worlds, Knox County provides the comfort and safety of urban living with the opportunities and amenities of a progressive university town with thriving industrial and commercial sectors.Let us make you feel at home.

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1101 North 3rd Street
PO Box 701
Vincennes, IN 47591
TEL (812) 886-6993
FAX 812-886-0888

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Entertainment and Recreation in Knox County Indiana

Vincennes and Knox County offer a wide variety of entertainment and recreation for any taste. Vincennes University offers a full season of dramatic and musical productions and the Old Town Players, a non-profit community theatre, offers four presentations per season. There are also numerous productions of professional theatre troupes in nearby cities.

Vincennes University is currently home to the Red Skelton Performing Arts Center in honor of one of Vincennes favorite sons.

The Old Town Players community theatre (OTP) offers 6 shows throughout the year and routinely attracts diverse audiences from as far away as the Isle of Man, England.

Outdoor recreational opportunities are in abundant supply in the area as well. Hiking, biking, fishing, boating, camping, golfing, you name it, Knox County has the perfect location for your favorite pursuits.

Baseball, basketball, football and soccer are also available for fans and participants.

Knox County Parks

  • Ouabache Trails is the largest recreational area in the area with 254 acres of rolling woodlands. Located on Old Fort Knox Road, it includes primitive and modern campgrounds, more than four miles of nature trails, three playgrounds and fishing access to the Wabash River.
  • Pyramid Mound consists of two acres on Ramsey Road in Vincennes. People who are interested in prehistoric or Indiana archeology will find this area interesting. A trail takes visitors to the top.
  • Hillcrest Park is located off Hillcrest Road on Pine Hill Drive and includes picnic spots and shelter houses that can be rented.
  • Emison Mill is located between Emison and Bruceville in Knox County and has a fishing pier and picnic locations.

Vincennes Parks

  • Gregg Park, this 40-acre site is the home of Rainbow Beach swimming pool, lighted tennis courts, an enclosed shelter house, and open-air shelter house, horseshoe pits, volleyball facilities and a variety of playground equipment. Each spring it is home of the popular fund-raising event Relay Knox County, a Team Event to Fight Cancer.
  • Kimmell Park on the banks of the Wabash River, provides campsites with electrical and water hookups, a shelter house, boat ramp, multipurpose court, playground equipment, basketball courts, a boathouse and rest rooms.
  • Four Lakes has lighted tennis courts, a shelter house, playground facilities and small lakes for fishing.
  • Lester Square Park has lighted tennis courts, a multipurpose court, a baseball field, playground facilities, basketball courts and volleyball areas.
  • Chicago Park includes a multi-purpose court, ball diamond, playground apparatus and shelter house.
  • Kelso Creek Park has three softball fields which are lighted, rest rooms and a concession stand.
  • The Vincennes Cub League Complex on Bambino Drive is home of five lighted baseball and softball fields. As one of the finest youth baseball/softball facilities in the country, the complex includes a modern concession stand/pressbox, children’s play land, and a state of the art indoor hitting facility. Over 500 games are played each year from April to August. The site has played host to four Babe Ruth/Cal Ripken World Series’ since 1998, including a live national telecast of the August 26, 2001 championship game on Fox Sports Net.


  • The Vincennes Youth Soccer League is a relatively new addition to the sporting scene and one of the fastest growing.
  • The Vincennes Cub League is another good example of the popularity of local youth sports. Headed into it’s 49th year, VCL now has 62 baseball and softball teams involving approximately 725 local boys and girls from age three through high school.
  • The Girl's and Women Softball League in Vincennes is about 25 years old and currently serves approximately 350 girls on 33 teams in five age brackets.  Games are played on three fields, with another in the planning stages.
  • The South Knox Baseball League also has a long history of success. It's been around for at least 40 years. Unaffiliated with any national baseball organization, the local league serves about 180 players each year. Tee ball was added in 1997 and Pony League for players age 14 to 18 in 1998.

Golf Courses - Knox County

  • Elks Country Club -- semiprivate
  • Vincennes Country Club-- public
  • Bicknell Country Club -- public

Golf Courses - Lawrence County

  • Lawrence County Country Club -- semiprivate
  • Cedar Brooke Par 3 -- public, par 3

Golf Courses - Daviess County

  • Washington Country Club -- semiprivate
  • Country Oaks in Montgomery -- Public

Golf Courses - Sullivan County

  • Sullivan Elks Country Club -- Semiprivate

Golf Courses - Crawford County, Ill.

  • Quail Creek Country Club in Robinson -- semiprivate
  • Oak Glen Golf Course in Stoy -- public

Golf Courses - Dubois County

  • Sultan's Run in Jasper -- semiprivate
  • Jasper Municipal -- public

Golf Courses - Vigo County

  • Hulman Links Golf Course -- public
  • Rea Park Golf Course -- public
  • Country Club of Terre Haute -- private

Golf Courses - Evansville Area

  • Helfrich Hills Golf Course -- public
  • Fendrich Golf Course -- public
  • Hamilton Golf Course -- public
  • Clearcrest Pines Golf Course -- public
  • McDonald's Golf Course -- public
  • Oak Meadow County Club -- Semiprivate
  • Evansville Country Club -- Semiprivate
  • Quail Crossing - public
  • Victoria National -- private.

Golf Courses - Orange County

  • French Lick Springs Resort -- resort, two courses.

Golf Courses - Pike County

  • Pride's Creek Golf Course -- Public

Golf Courses - Martin County

  • Loogootee Lakeview Golf Course -- public
  • Crane Naval Station

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