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Encyclopedia > Parke County, Indiana

Parke County is a county located in the state of Indiana. As of 2000, the population is 17,241. The county seat is Rockville6. Image File history File links Map_of_Indiana_highlighting_Parke_County. ... A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ... A state of the United States (U.S. state) is any one of the fifty states, four of which officially favor the term commonwealth which, along with the District of Columbia, form the United States of America. ... Official language(s) English Capital Indianapolis Largest city Indianapolis Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 38th 94,321 km² 225 km 435 km 1. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... A county seat is an administrative center for a county. ... Rockville is a town located in Parke County, Indiana. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,166 km² (450 mi²). 1,152 km² (445 mi²) of it is land and 14 km² (5 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 1.18% water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, 1,609. ...


Adjacent counties

Fountain County is a county located in the state of Indiana. ... Montgomery County is a county located in the state of Indiana. ... Putnam County is a county located in the state of Indiana. ... Clay County is a county located in the U.S. state of Indiana. ... Vigo County is a county located in the state of Indiana. ... Vermillion County is a county located in the state of Indiana. ...

History

Parke County was formed in 1821. It was named for Capt. Benjamin Parke, who commanded a troop of light Dragoons at the Battle of Tippecanoe. Parke was a delegate of Indiana Territory to the U.S. Congress. In 1821, he was U.S. District Judge for Indiana. Benjamin Parke (September 2, 1777–July 12, 1835) was a 19th century American soldier and politician. ... A light dragoon from the American Revolution A dragoon is a soldier trained to fight on foot, but transport himself on horseback. ... The Battle of Tippecanoe was a decisive victory by United States forces led by then-Governor of the Indiana Territory William Henry Harrison over the forces of Tecumsehs growing American Indian confederation. ... Indiana Territory was an organized territory of the United States from 1800 to 1816, created by Act of Congress and signed into law by President John Adams on May 7, 1800, effective on July 4. ... The Congress of the United States is the legislative branch of the federal government of the United States of America. ... A United States federal judge is a judge appointed by the President of the United States and confirmed by the United States Senate in accordance with Article III of the United States Constitution. ...


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 17,241 people, 6,415 households, and 4,625 families residing in the county. The population density was 15/km² (39/mi²). There were 7,539 housing units at an average density of 7/km² (17/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.43% White, 2.15% Black or African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.23% from other races, and 0.75% from two or more races. 0.60% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... 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. ... 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. ...


There were 6,415 households out of which 30.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.90% were married couples living together, 8.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.90% were non-families. 24.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 2.97. The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ...


In the county the population was spread out with 23.90% under the age of 18, 7.30% from 18 to 24, 28.70% from 25 to 44, 25.40% from 45 to 64, and 14.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 91.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.80 males.


The median income for a household in the county was $35,724, and the median income for a family was $40,656. Males had a median income of $32,578 versus $20,968 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,986. 11.50% of the population and 9.30% of families were below the poverty line. 18.30% of those under the age of 18 and 8.90% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line. 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. ...


Cities and towns

Bloomingdale is a town located in Parke County, Indiana. ... Marshall is a town located in Parke County, Indiana. ... Mecca is a town located in Parke County, Indiana. ... Montezuma is a town located in Parke County, Indiana. ... Rockville is a town located in Parke County, Indiana. ... Rosedale is a town located in Parke County, Indiana. ...

Attractions and Events

Parke County is known for having many covered bridges. A covered bridge festival that attracts many visitors to the county is held every year.

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Parke County, Indiana - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (430 words)
Parke County is a county located in the state of Indiana.
Parke was a delegate of Indiana Territory to the U.S. Congress.
In the county the population was spread out with 23.90% under the age of 18, 7.30% from 18 to 24, 28.70% from 25 to 44, 25.40% from 45 to 64, and 14.70% who were 65 years of age or older.
Parke County Chamber (498 words)
Awards were also given to Parke County Extension Homemakers for Organization of the Year and Parke County REMC for Chamber Member of the Year.
Parke County Maple Syrup Fair is held annually the last weekend in February and the first weekend in March.
The Mission of the Parke County Chamber of Commerce is to promote business prosperity by providing services to members, supporting existing businesses, promoting positive economic development and tourism, while preserving our community's natural resources and fostering community pride and spirit.
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