Our Community

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Osceola History Link AvailableOsceola is an incorporated town nestled in the middle of northern Indiana on State Highway 933.  A bedroom community, it is surrounded by industry and agriculture.  Osceola benefits from a small industrial park, a strong commercial district, and a variety of newer and older neighborhoods.  A fair zoning ordinance protects neighbors.

Osceola is blessed with an elementary school in town.  It is part of the Penn Harris Madison school corporation.   The grounds of Moran Elementary School include several well equipped play areas, a quarter mile track, and an athletic field popular with soccer and rocket football leagues.  A separate building houses the Osceola Historical Society.  Behind the school, our local little league has its own five-acre ballpark.

Fern Hunsberger Park is our town park district featuring a playground, large pavilion, picnic tables, grills, horseshoe pitching area, a shuttle board court, basketball, and lots of green grass and trees.  It is the site of our annual Osceola Bluegrass Festival,...always the third weekend in August.

Osceola is located on the east end of St Joseph County, sharing a boundary with Elkhart County.  Ferretti Baugo county park shares our boundary on the northeast side.  The St Joseph River forms the rest of our northern town limit. Baugo Creek forms part of our boundary on the Southeast side. Ferretti Baugo Park offers winter sledding, hiking, and cross-country skiing. Summer activities include hiking, picnicking, creek and river canoeing, and swimming in Lake Osceola.  Several pavilions are popular for group events.

The St Joseph River is a very popular recreational asset.  Its wide lake-like areas allow for water skiing, sailing, jet skiing, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, and pleasure boating along its ten miles of navigable meandering scenery.

Osceola's history and development are closely associated with its waterways'. Steamboats plying the St Joseph River and a Grist Mill on Baugo Creek.  The Osceola Historical Society has a unique partnership with Moran School to keep alive this history.

Osceola has two churches within its town limits, with another five within a one mile radius.

Besides the Osceola Business Association, other organizations represented are:

The Osceola Historical Society, Lions Club, Masons, Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Osceola Players and neighborhood watch.

The latest exciting development in Osceola is Shepherds Cove subdivision.  It has brought sewer and water to Osceola.  It will be a challenge to eventually extend these services through town.

Osceola is strong, friendly, and growing.  It's where we work and safely raise our families.

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