Reitz Hill

Location198 Dreier Blvd
Evansville, IN 47712

In 1866, Reitz Hill earned its original moniker, "Coal Mine Hill", after John Ingle drilled a 240-foot deep shaft into the hill and pulled up some rather high-quality coal.

Residents began calling Coal Mine Hill by a different name after 1918 when the City of Evansville erected Francis Joseph Reitz High School at its pinnacle, overlooking the bend in the Ohio. To this day, Reitz Hill is still very much a cultural hub for residents of Evansville's West Side, as they gather for high school football games and use its slopes for sledding after a heavy snowfall.

Bonus note: Reitz Hill is an excellent spot for watching Evansville's regular Blue Angels air show.