Seniors Stop in Greencastle

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Greencastle was founded back in 1821 by Scotch-Irish American Ephraim Dukes on a land grant. For more than 150 years, people have been calling Greencastle home.

Located within an hour of Indianapolis, Lafayette, Bloomington and Terre Haute, over 10,000 residents share this zip code.

One would think that a name like Greencastle would be somewhat unique and only in Indiana, but yours truly discovered several others, and three more in, of all places, Ireland.

Greencastle is surrounded by rich farm land and boasts a mix of industrial and commercial businesses.  With a unique blend of recreational opportunities, including parks and pathways, the locals have found Greencastle to be a great place to live, work and play. It’s also home to DePauw University with a student population of 2,300.

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As you enter the historic downtown business district of Greencastle, you will step back in time with many historic buildings and an atmosphere of friendly hospitality. Main Street Greencastle, Inc. is charged with the mission of preserving, promoting, and enhancing the downtown business district.

This not for profit organization prides itself in diversity with volunteers from every generation and backgrounds from student to retired professional. The city has much to offer first time senior visitors and and it is loaded with interesting history.

Historic Greencastle Attracts Senior Visitors

The Greencastle Historic District is a national historic district and includes 346 contributing buildings and two contributing sites in the central business district and immediate surrounding residential area of Greencastle. The buildings date from the late-18th to early-20th century.

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Notable buildings include the First National Bank (1874), Brendle Building (1914), Antrim House (1904), Hostetter Building (c. 1910), former Pennsylvania Railroad Station (c. 1909), and the L.R. Walck Hatchery (1908). The two sites are the German Reformed cemetery and Lutheran cemetery. You will find many other sites in Putnam County well worth a visit.

Senior travelers are invited to take a look at the hotels and stop to dine in the restaurants around Courthouse Square Historic District in town. Whether you are a first time traveler or a frequent visitor on a business trip or looking for a weekend getaway, it will be a memorable vacation in the Historic District.

You will find a couple of great B&Bs in town plus hotels that will suit your needs. So go green with Greencastle enjoy the town and a pay a visit to DePauw University.  jeb

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