My mother dug this old brochure out of a drawer somewhere. It is from 1966. If only these businesses and the school would have stayed in Winslow…school consolidation killed this town in my opinion. Information provided is from the brochure, as Winslow was in 1966.
Facts about Winslow, Indiana:
History: From 1837 to 1966 is only about 129 years, but in that period of time a little town by the name of Winslow, Indiana, located in the central part of Pike County has seen tremendous activity, growth and changes. The land on which Winslow is situated today was entered as a grant from the United States government June 13, 1833. Winslow was laid out November 14, 1837, north of the Patoka River. Following the turn of the century, Winslow shared in the wealth of the southern Indiana gas and oil fields and has later prospered tremendously from the vast coal deposits mined in the county. Today Winslow is a thriving town of modern business places, comfortable houses, fine highways, excellent churches, and an up to date school system. So from the early Indian trails of the Pottawattomies, the Kickapoos, and the Piankeshaws, and from primeval woods along the winding Patoka, have sprung our town and our people. We are proud of this heritage.
Location: Winslow is located in southern Indiana, just north of the Patoka River, near the center of Pike County. The town of Winslow is just eight miles from the county seat, on highway 61. (notice the grade school in the next picture is still an artist’s rendering)
Population: the Population of Pike County was estimated to be about 14, 995 in 1960, with the population of Winslow being approximately 1084.
Climate: Winslow has a somewhat humid, continental climate, with warm summers and cold winters. The annual average temperature is 58. The average precipitation is about 45 inches a year.
Educational facilities: Winslow’s educational facilities consist of a High School building and a grade school building. At the present time a new and ultra modern Grade School Building is under construction, and will be completed before the fall semester begins in 1966. The old grade school building and high school building will be combined to accommodate the increased number of students attending due to the consolidation of the Winslow, Spurgeon and Stendal High Schools. The Winslow school system has a relatively new and modern cafeteria and gymnasium. The gymnasium has a seating capacity of 1800.
Transportation: Winslow is located on Highway 61, with Highway 64 located four to the south and Highway 56 only for miles to the north. Motor freight is the chief mode of transportation to and from Winslow, with deliveries being made by several trucking firms every day. Freight is also delivered by the Southern Railway Company.
Medical facilities: Plans are under way for the construction of a new 90 bed nursing home soon to be built in the north edge of Winslow. Also at the present time there is a local physician, whose office is located near the center of the town, and twenty-four hour ambulance service is provided through the courtesy of the Funeral Home.