One of the many things you can do in Decatur County this summer is visit some of the smaller communities within it. One of the small communities is Saint Paul located in Adams township. The town was founded in 1864 by a man named John Paul, who was looking for an area to build a grist mill. He originally named the town “Paultown” and his son later renamed it to Saint Paul in 1853. There are many places to see and things to do in Saint Paul today!


St. Paul welcome sign


In downtown Saint Paul, you can shop at the St. Paul Antiques & Gifts shop, which also houses the Lemons & Lavender Boutique and Cafe. Across the street is the St. Paul Museum, where you can learn more about the history of the town. Also in the area is the St. Paul Tavern, a local favorite that was established in 1944. The tavern is a great place to stop if you are looking for a friendly, laid-back environment to enjoy delicious food and drinks! If you need something sweet, stop in the WildFlour Artisan Bakery on Saturday mornings to pick up your order of freshly baked cookies, pastries, cakes, and breads. 


St. Paul Antique Store

St. Paul Antiques & Gifts/Lemons & Lavender Boutique & Cafe


St. Paul museum

St. Paul Museum


St. Paul Tavern

St. Paul Tavern


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WildFlour Artisan Bakery


If you are looking to do some outside activities in Saint Paul, you have many options! You can visit the Flat Rock River YMCA Campground. There are many facilities including a pool and a lodge. You can also go to Hidden Paradise Campground. On your way into Hidden Paradise Campground, you will see the historic St. Paul Bridge, which goes over the Flat Rock River. Saint Paul also has a park with a baseball/softball diamond, a tennis court, a basketball court, a shelter house, and a playground.


Flatrock YMCA

Flat Rock YMCA Campground


Hidden Paradise

Hidden Paradise Campground


St. Paul park


If you want to learn more about Saint Paul, its history, and more, visit the website:

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