Neighborhood Association

We are bounded on the south by the north side of Maxwell Avenue, Stringtown Road to Enlow Avenue, and the north side of Enlow Avenue; on the west by the east side of Governor Avenue to Diamond Avenue; the north side of Diamond Avenue to Pigeon Creek, and along the east and south side of Pigeon Creek to Kentucky Avenue.

Map of Diamond Stringtown neighborhood

Our area was settled even before the City of Evansville.  A lot has changed over the years, but we are still a progressive and thriving area of Evansville.  Diamond Stringtown has been an association since before UNOE was founded.   We used to have meetings in the old Henry Reis school. Meetings were then held at the Stringtown Library, St. Theresa School, and now at Concordia Lutheran Church. 

One of the unique facts about our area is that Stringtown Road was the main corridor from Chicago all the way south to Florida.  Back in the day, the road was called the Dixie Bee Highway. 

Another hidden fact about our neighborhood is that we had one of the most productive Grist Mills in our county. Negley’s Mill was around the bend at Pigeon Creek, just east of Stringtown Road, and was a regular Mecca of trade and exchange in flour, meal, bran, and grains of all kinds. It attracted customers from a territory of thirty or forty miles around.  The farmers, on certain days of the week, could be seen with their horses, wagons, and ox-teams, like a caravan crossing the plains, all headed for Negley’s mill. 

Negley’s Mill

“Negley’s Mill was sort of a trysting place for the farm lads and lassies.” The girls frequently accompanied their papas and big brothers to the mill and many little courtships and scandals grew out of these meetings of country lovers. 

Just up at the top of the hill by Buena Vista was Mechanicsville.  That is where people would have their wagons repaired, if needed, while waiting for their grains to be milled.

The mission of the DSNA is to promote and maintain a safe, clean, attractive and friendly neighborhood where residents are respectful and supportive of each other.

Homeowners, property owners, businesses, tenants, and not for profit organizations located within the boundaries are eligible for membership. (See map below.)

Dues are $5.00 annually per individual/household, property owners, friends, businesses and organizations.


President: Robert Thomas
Vice-President: Bill Bosaw
Secretary/Treasurer: Jennifer Thomas
Representatives: Robert & Jennifer Thomas

Meeting Information

1st Tuesday of even months
On the 1st Tuesday of August, we participate in National Night Out.
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Concordia Lutheran Church
2451 Stringtown Rd (at Joan Ave)

Please contact Robert Thomas at 812-449-0295 or Jennifer Thomas at lambchop1113@yahoo.com to verify meeting date/location.

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EPD Sector

This neighborhood is in the West Sector.
Crime Prevention Officer (CPO): Ben Hallmark 812-435-6105
Meeting Date/Time: See EPD Police Sector page for current schedule.
Location: Crime Prevention Office,  CK Newsome Center, 100 E Walnut St., Suite 100, Evansville, IN 47713

Boundaries & Map

Download the KML file here. Map and KML file updated 08/09/2021