Greensburg, Batesville, Oldenburg, Metamora, and Connersville Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"Greenburg has a famous courthouse. There are a number of attractive buildings and homes in town, many of which are marked on a walking tour brochure, available from the local Chamber of Commerce, which is also Decatur County Tourism. Although it is best known for its casket company, Batesville has a history of fine woodworking. In the early and mid-1800s, area hardwood forests attracted woodworkers and cabinetmakers, many of them German immigrants, who have given this area many of its German traditions.
Once home to Shawnee Indians, Batesville was first peopled by white settlers in 1835. The town was named after its surveyor, Joshua Bates. In this Village of Spires called Oldenburg, you’ll see the pinnacles as you drive north. Drive uphill to see the many quaint buildings in this town, listed in its entirety on the National Register of Historic Places. The influences here are German (streets are labeled as Strasse) and Catholic, with a bevy of religious structures dating back to the mid-1800s, when the village was founded by Franciscans."