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Retirement Living in Historic Corydon Indiana - Indiana

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Area Description

Corydon was the First State Capital of Indiana and the second Territorial Capital. This was also the site of the only Civil War Battle fought in Indiana. We are also known for our caves, wineries, third generation glass blowing attraction and beautiful O'Bannon State Woods State Park. Corydon is nestled in the rolling hills of southern Indiana, the charm of historic downtown Corydon is centered around the 1816 stone Capitol building on the square. The downtown offers unique shops, local restaurants, coffee shops as well as historic structures.

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Things to Do, Recreation & Fitness

   Downtown Corydon offers the rich history of early Indiana Statehood; the First State Capitol Building, the 2nd governor's office/resident, first state office building (auditor & treasure offices), the constitution elm where it is said the state constitution was drafted under the tree's shade, and other early 1800's structures. Within the county you can find Squire Boone Cavern & Gristmill discovered by Daniel Boone's brother, Squire; Indiana Caverns one of the longest cave systems in Indiana; Corydon Battle Park the only Civil War Battle in Indiana; Buffalo Trace Park offers a 30 acre lake with a beach, fishing, and camping; Hayswood Nature Reserve with green space, lake and walking paths; South Harrison Park includes an Olympic size pool, picnic areas and hiking. There are three golf courses; Old Capitol Golf Club, New Salisbury golf course, and Chariot Run a PGA Tour condition standards. You can zipline through the tree tops at Squire Boone Zipline, canoe down the Blue River, or visit our five award winning wineries. If outdoor recreation is your thing there are hiking trails, bike trails, running trails, horseback riding trails, camping, etc. in O'Bannon Woods State Park as well as our local county parks. If you like to try your luck you may want to visit Horseshoe Southern Indiana Casino located on the Ohio River and fine dining restaurants.

Cultural Activities

We have an active local art community that displays works at the Artisan Center. The summer months offer three free Bluegrass Concerts by well known bands on the historic town square, there are also live performances every Saturday night at Corydon Live. Hayswood Theatre stages several plays and musical throughout the year at their theatre in Corydon. Our state of the art Harrison County Library is located in a beautiful former bank building downtown and offers satellite libraries in some of our smaller communities. If antiques and collectibles are to your liking there are many shops within Corydon and the county.

Public transportation

Our community offers car rentals.

Medical Facilities

We have the Harrison County Hospital, a relatively new facility and after hour clinics. We have a a YMCA with a pool, walking track, exercise machines and many more activities.


Monthly Temperatures / Rain / Snow

 Month  Low  Avg  High  Rain  Snow
 Jan  21.1  31.2  41.3  3.7 "  2.5 "
 Feb  24.3  36.3  48.3  3.5 "  2.5 "
 Mar  32.5  45.6  58.7  4.8 "  0.8 "
 Apr  40.6  54.8  68.9  4.7 "  0.1 "
 May  49.4  63.4  77.4  5.1 "  0.0 "
 Jun  58.5  71.7  84.8  4.8 "  0.0 "
 Jul  63.2  75.8  88.3  4.2 "  0.0 "
 Aug  61.1  74.1  87.1  3.9 "  0.0 "
 Sep  53.2  67.0  80.9  3.6 "  0.0 "
 Oct  40.7  55.5  70.4  3.1 "  0.0 "
 Nov  33.8  45.5  57.1  4.4 "  0.0 "
 Dec  25.3  35.5  45.6  4.0 "  1.9 "

Our seasons are typical Midwest climate. Summers are mostly pleasant with occasional high humidity days, spring and fall are beautiful times of the year, and winter's are fairly mild for the most part.

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Cost of Living for Historic Corydon Indiana, IN

Historic Corydon Indiana, Indiana cost of living for Housing, Healthcare, Transportation, Taxes, Utilities, etc.:

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Senior Housing Options

Corydon and the surrounding area offers affordable new homes as well as older historic homes, apartment complexes and home rentals.

Senior Assistance in Historic Corydon Indiana, IN

Historic Corydon Indiana, Indiana offers the following assistance for seniors:

Job or Volunteer Opportunities

There are dozens of volunteer opportunities at area churches, schools, library, hospital, nursing homes, other non-profit and community organizations.

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