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Chrisney

Chrisney, Indiana, USA

Chrisney is located 7.5 miles north of Rockport on Highway 231.

Another view of Chrisney.

Smaller in population than Rockport, Santa Claus or Dale, Chrisney is posed on the verge of a population explosion.

Situated in the center of the county, commercial and industrial growth in and around the town are underway. Residential growth is lagging behind, but could be just around the corner.

Founded in 1871, the town thrived in the early 1900's. The town was home to five hotels, five doctors and the county fairgrounds -- which still operates for the 4-H Fair each summer. For a period of 61 years, area teenagers attended Chrisney High School until 1972.

Originally named Spring Station because of the spring in the heart of town that supplied the residents with fresh water, the town was renamed Chrisney in 1883 after its founder, John B. Chrisney, a French emigre and store owner.

The town also boasts a community park with two shelter houses, a community building, a softball field, horseshoe pits and a continually improving nine hole golf course. In 1979, construction was completed on a 22 apartment senior citizen complex.

In 1987, a hardback history book was published about Chrisney.