Long before Indiana became a state, long before the founding of Schererville, people called this place the “Crossroads.” The name was appropriate. Several Indian trails intersected in the area and these trails became westward routes for the wagons of settlers looking to make their fortune in new unclaimed lands. One of these settlers was Nicholas Scherer, who arrived in the U.S. from Germany in 1846. When he came to this place at the southern tip of Lake Michigan in 1866, he founded the community that bears his name.
The “crossroads” of Schererville, Indiana lie at the junction of U.S. Routes 30 and 41. U.S. 30, the old Lincoln Highway, where it runs through the center of the old business district is now Joliet Street. This land located at the southern tip of Lake Michigan has been called the “crossroads” from the earliest recorded history of the area. At least five (5) Indian tribes, including Pottawatomie and Fox Indians, had trails in the area. In 1816, Indiana became an official State of the Union, and in 1832, much of the northwestern part of the state was purchased from the Indians.
Today, trails still cross in Schererville, but these are the modern trails of a motorized society, U.S. Highways 41 and 30. Nearby are newer trails, I-80/94 and I-65. These are all primary transcontinental routes and gave rise to Schererville’s slogan: “Crossroads of the Nation.”
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Welcome to the Town of Schererville. Schererville is going to be a great town to live in, for both you and your family.
First, check out our New Resident Packet. It’s full of useful information for people who are new to Town, such as information on Town government, emergency numbers, trash&recycling pick-up, utility payments, and more. Once you’ve done that, look around the website a little bit. There’s plenty of useful facts and information to be found.
If you or your kids are looking to get out of the house and get active, the Parks and Rec Department has a variety of fun programs and events that are held often. Check those out by clicking here!
Additionally, for the kids, check out some of the local sports possibilities. The people of Schererville have created quite a few leagues for children; Schererville Baseball League, Schererville Softball League, and the Schererville Soccer Club.
- 2019-2020 Fall/Winter Parks Program Brochure
- 2020 Branch and Leaf Pickup Schedule
- 2020 Recycling Schedule
- Online Utility Bill Payment FAQ
- Ward and Precinct Map
About the Neighborhood
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