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Encyclopedia > Crown Point, Indiana
City of Crown Point, Indiana
Nickname: "Hub of Lake County"
Location in the state of Indiana
Location in the state of Indiana
Coordinates: 41°25′18″N 87°21′22″W / 41.42167, -87.35611
Country United States
State Indiana
County Lake
Government
 - Mayor David F. Uran (D)
Area
 - Total 16.6 sq mi (43.1 km²)
 - Land 16.6 sq mi (43.0 km²)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km²)
Elevation 732 ft (223 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 19,806
 - Density 1,191.7/sq mi (460.1/km²)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 46307-46308
Area code(s) 219
FIPS code 18-16138[1]
GNIS feature ID 0449644[2]
Website: http://www.crownpoint.in.gov

Crown Point is a city in Lake County, Indiana, United States. The population was estimated 22,697 in July of 2005. The city is the county seat of Lake County[3] and was incorporated in 1868. On October 31, 1834, Solon Robinson and his family become first settlers to an area that later became Crown Point. Because of its location, Crown Point is known as the Hub of Lake County. EXAMPLE:Laughbox,Blondie,BamBam,Pinkie,etc. ... Image File history File links Lake_County_Indiana_Incorporated_and_Unincorporated_areas_Crown_Point_Highlighted. ... For other uses, see Indiana (disambiguation). ... This list of countries, arranged alphabetically, gives an overview of countries of the world. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      The political units and divisions of the United States include: The 50 states... For other uses, see Indiana (disambiguation). ... Listed are the 92 counties of the U.S. state of Indiana. ... Lake County is a county located in the U.S. state of Indiana. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... This article is about the physical quantity. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... To help compare sizes of different geographic regions, we list here areas between 10 km² (1000 hectares) and 100 km² (10,000 hectares). ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ...  CST or UTC-6 The Central Time Zone observes standard time by subtracting six hours from UTC during standard time (UTC-6) and five hours during daylight saving time (UTC-5). ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Although DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ...  CST or UTC-6 The Central Time Zone observes standard time by subtracting six hours from UTC during standard time (UTC-6) and five hours during daylight saving time (UTC-5). ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Mr. ... A telephone numbering plan is a plan for allocating telephone number ranges to countries, regions, areas and exchanges and to non-fixed telephone networks such as mobile phone networks. ... Area code 219 is a North American Numbering Plan area code for Northwest Indiana that includes Lake, Porter, La Porte, Newton, Jasper and counties. ... Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) are publicly announced standards developed by the U.S. Federal government for use by all (non-military) government agencies and by government contractors. ... GNIS (The Geographic Names Information System) contains name and locative information about almost two million physical and cultural features located throughout the United States of America and its Territories. ... Lake County is a county located in the U.S. state of Indiana. ... For other uses, see Indiana (disambiguation). ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Lake County is a county located in the U.S. state of Indiana. ...

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History

On October 31, 1834, Solon Robinson and his family become the first settlers to stake a claim in the area that will eventually become Crown Point. [4] In February, 1837 Lake County is incorporated into a county with Liverpool, Indiana as the county seat. Later that year Solon Robinson funded a $500 project to build a new wooden county courthouse in Crown Point and thus Crown Point becomes the county seat. However it wasn't until 1868 that Crown Point was actually incorporated into a city. In 1878 construction began on a new more impressive county court house and clock tower. This new court house, known as the Grand Old Lady, was built in the center of town and would become the dominant feature of Crown Point (further additions to this courthouse would be made from 1907-1928). Campaigning for the presidency of the United States, William Jennings Bryan addressed a crowd from the steps of the court house in 1896. In 1897 a crowd of 4,000 gathered to watch a winning harness racing horse bred by noted Chicago theater manager Will J. Davis and his famous wife, contralto Jessie Bartlett Davis. The Davis' bred trotters and dogs at their Crown Point farm c.1885-1917 (Chicago Daily Tribune, Aug 8, 1897, pg 7). Crown Point was the site of Cobe Cup Car Race and one of its winners was Louis Chevrolet in 1909. The Old Lake County Courthouse was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974 and the new Lake County Government Center opened on the north side of the city the next year. Crown Point is also home to Indiana State alumnus Tommy Wise. is the 304th day of the year (305th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1834 (MDCCCXXXIV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... For other uses, see Liverpool (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Indiana (disambiguation). ... For other persons of the same name, see William Bryan. ... Louis Chevrolet Memorial, Indianapolis Speedway. ... A typical plaque showing entry on the National Register of Historic Places. ...


Because Crown Point had no waiting period for marriage licenses, the city became a popular place to get married and became known as the Marriage Mill. Many famous people came to Crown Point to be wed including Ronald Reagan, Tom Mix, Rudolph Valentino, Cassius Clay, Jackson 5 patriarch Joseph Jackson. Reagan redirects here. ... Thomas Edwin Mix (born Thomas Hezikiah Mix; January 6, 1880 – October 12, 1940) was an American film actor and the star of many early Western movies. ... Rudolph Valentino (May 6, 1895 – August 23, 1926) was an Italian actor. ... Muhammad Ali-Haj (born January 17, 1942 as Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. ... The cover to the Jackson 5s first LP, Diana Ross Presents the Jackson 5, released on Motown Records in 1969. ... Joseph Walter Jackson (a. ...


On March 3, 1934, Crown Point etched its name forever in the history books as the infamous bank robber and FBI "Public Enemy #1" John Dillinger escaped from the "escape-proof" (as it was dubbed by local authorities at the time) Lake County Jail which was guarded by many police and national guardsmen. Dillinger apparently escaped using a hand-carved wooden gun blackened with shoe polish, although this was disputed by some witnesses. Dillinger further embarrassed the city, as well as then-42-year-old Sheriff Lillian Holley, by driving off in her brand new V-8 Ford. The press augmented her chagrin with such headlines as: "Slim woman, mother of twins, controlled Dillinger as sheriff." Incensed, Holley declared at the time, "If I ever see John Dillinger again, I'll shoot him dead with my own gun. Don't blame anyone else for this escape. Blame me. I have no political career ahead of me and I don't care." Furthermore, Sheriff Holley made certain the Dillinger name would have no standing in Crown Point up until her death in 1994 at 102. Due mainly to her efforts, there is no mention of the "Great Escape" to be found anywhere in the city, save for a brief mention on a National Register of Historic Places plaque outside the old Sheriff's house. John Dillinger (June 22, 1903 – July 22, 1934) was an American bank robber, considered by some to be a dangerous criminal, while others idealized him as a latter-day Robin Hood. ...


Geography

Crown Point is located at 41°25′18″N, 87°21′22″W (41.421703, -87.356066)[5].


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 16.6 square miles (43.1 km²), of which, 16.6 square miles (43.0 km²) of it is land and 0.06% is water. The city lies on the Valparaiso Moraine, which is also the Eastern Continental Divide The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... North American continental divides. ...


Crown Point is situated approximately 35 miles southeast of Chicago's Loop. The Loop is what locals call the historical center of downtown Chicago. ...


Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 19,806 people, 7,824 households, and 5,359 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,191.7 people per square mile (460.1/km²). There were 8,166 housing units at an average density of 491.3/sq mi (189.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.32% White, 1.41% African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.98% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 1.02% from other races, and 1.04% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.00% of the population. According to an estimate, from the city's new master plan, of a 2020 census, there is expected to be a population of 58,768 in Crown Point. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 7,824 households out of which 29.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.1% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.5% were non-families. 27.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 3.01. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 22.5% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 27.2% from 25 to 44, 25.3% from 45 to 64, and 17.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 90.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.2 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $52,889, and the median income for a family was $64,274. Males had a median income of $50,090 versus $26,669 for females. The per capita income for the city was $24,568. About 2.1% of families and 3.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.9% of those under age 18 and 3.2% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Schools

Public schools in Crown Point are administered by the Crown Point Community School Corporation:

  • Crown Point High School
  • Robert A. Taft Middle School
  • Col. John Wheeler Middle School (Opened in August 2007)
  • Timothy Ball Elementary School
  • Eisenhower Elementary School
  • Lake Street Elementary School
  • Solon Robinson Elementary School
  • Jerry Ross Elementary School (in Winfield)
  • Winfield Elementary School (in Winfield))
  • MacArthur Elementary School (in Cedar Lake)

The Corporation has also started to build an addition to the high school; they also have plans for another high school built on the east side of town. Future Elementary Schools and a Middle School are planned for the rapidly growing town of Winfield. Taft Middle School may be inaccessable in three years. Renivations on Eisenhower Elementary. Winfield is a town in Lake County, Indiana, United States. ... Winfield is a town in Lake County, Indiana, United States. ... Cedar Lake is a town in Lake County, Indiana, United States. ...


The Corporation also serves students in Center and Winfield townships. Center Township is one of eleven townships in Lake County, Indiana. ... Winfield Township is one of eleven townships in Lake County, Indiana. ...


Private schools:

  • Crossroads Alternative Achievement Center
  • Pathway Christian School
  • Trinity Lutheran School
  • St. Mary School
  • Crown Point Christian School

Private Colleges:

Crown Point also has a juvenile detention center, featured on the MTV show Juvies. Hyles-Anderson College is an unaccredited Bible college in unincorporated St. ... This article is about the original U.S. music television channel. ... Juvies is an MTV television show following minors in the Lake County Juvenile Center in Indiana. ...


Lake County Court House

The old Lake County Court House is prominently situated in the center of Crown Point, which is commonly referred to simply as the square. The first portion of the court house were erected in 1878, with portions being added on all the way up to 1928. Inside the "Grand Old Lady", there are gift shops, a restaurant, and a museum which is located on the second floor.


Fairgrounds

The Lake County Fairgrounds are located near the center of Crown Point. The fairgrounds include historic brick exhibition buildings, tree covered hills, rambling walking paths, the county's only covered bridge (relocated from Rush County in 1933) and a historic grandstand near the swimming area in Fancher Lake


Events

The Lake County Fair, the largest county fair in the state of Indiana, is held on the fairgrounds each year in early August for 10 days. The Lake County Fair always boasts monster trucks, demolition derby, and an entire arena for horse shows.


The Corn Roast and the Taste of Crown Point, annual festivals featuring food and entertainment, are held downtown around the historic courthouse.


There are also parades held on Memorial Day and on the 4th of July. Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday that is observed on the last Monday of May (observed this year on 2007-05-28). ... July 4 is the 185th day of the year (186th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 180 days remaining. ...


Notable People from Crown Point

Jerry Ross Jerry L. Ross (January 20 1948, Crown Point, Indiana) is an American astronaut and a veteran of seven space shuttle missions. ... Daniel Thomas Plesac (born February 4, 1962 in Gary, IN) was a pitcher with an 18 year career from 1986 to 2003. ... Dean White (1924-present) is a billionaire entrepreneur from Crown Point, Indiana. ... James Aldridge (born 10 July 1918) is an Australian author He was born in Swan Hill, Victoria and currently lives in Battersea, South West London. ... P.J. Daniels was a star running back for Georgia Tech from 2002-2005. ... For other universities and colleges named Notre Dame, see Notre Dame. ... For people who perform risky stunts as a profession, see stunt performer. ... Piccolo Junior Saga List of Dragon Ball episodes The Fire-Eater is the 150th episode of the anime, Dragon Ball. ...

See also

Lake County is a county located in the U.S. state of Indiana. ... Lake County Indiana Sheriffs Department Lake County of Indiana has the second largest population of the 92 counties in Indiana. ... The Indiana State Police is the state police agency for Indiana, which has jurisdiction anywhere in the state. ... Crown Point Indiana Police Department The mission of the Crown Point Police Department is to provide the best possible service to all of the citizens of the great city of Crown Point Indiana and improve the communitys quality of life through the unselfish commitment of all their dedicated personnel. ...

References

  1. ^ a b American FactFinder. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ US Board on Geographic Names. United States Geological Survey (2007-10-25). Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ Find a County. National Association of Counties. Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ Crown Point Network,Crown Point Indian History (last accessed 31 Aug 2006)
  5. ^ US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990. United States Census Bureau (2005-05-03). Retrieved on 2008-01-31.

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