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Encyclopedia > Posey County, Indiana
Posey County, Indiana
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Location in the state of Indiana

Indiana's location in the USA
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Founded 1814
Seat Mount Vernon
Largest City Mount Vernon
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

419 sq mi (1,086 km²)
408 sq mi (1,058 km²)
11 sq mi (28 km²), 2.61%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

27,061
66/sq mi (26/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Named for: Revolutionary War General Thomas Posey.

Posey County is a county located in the U.S. state of Indiana. As of 2000, the population was 27,061. The county seat is Mount Vernon6. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Official language(s) English Capital Indianapolis Largest city Indianapolis Area  Ranked 38th  - Total 36,418 sq mi (94,321 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 270 miles (435 km)  - % water 1. ... Image File history File links Map_of_USA_IN.svg‎ File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Indiana ... Year 1814 (MDCCCXIV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar). ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Mount Vernon is a small city in southern Indiana along the Ohio River and the county seat of Posey County. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... 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. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... A time zone is a region of the Earth that has adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ...  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). ... Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) is a high-precision atomic time standard. ... Though DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... Portrait of Thomas Posey by John Bayless Hill. ... A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ... 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      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of the... Official language(s) English Capital Indianapolis Largest city Indianapolis Area  Ranked 38th  - Total 36,418 sq mi (94,321 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 270 miles (435 km)  - % water 1. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Mount Vernon is a small city in southern Indiana along the Ohio River and the county seat of Posey County. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia 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 1,086 km² (419 mi²). 1,058 km² (408 mi²) of it is land and 28 km² (11 mi²) of it (2.61%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... 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. ...


Major Highways

Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Interstate 64 Interstate 64 (abbreviated I-64) is an Interstate Highway in the eastern United States. ... State Road 62 in the U.S. State of Indiana is an east-west route that begins at a toll bridge over the Wabash River between New Haven, Illinois and Posey County. ... State Road 65 in the U.S. State of Indiana is located in southwest Indiana. ... State Road 66 in the U.S. State of Indiana is an east-west highway in the southernmost portion of the state. ... State Road 68 in the U.S. State of Indiana is a route that almost parallels Interstate 64 from Dale to New Harmony. ... State Road 69 in the U.S. State of Indiana cuts north-south through western Posey County. ... State Road 165 in the U.S. State of Indiana starts at its parent route, Indiana 65, at Owensville and runs west, then south to Poseyville (where it intersects Interstate 64 at Exit 12) then ends at Indiana 66 near Wadesville. ...

Railroads

CSX Transportation (AAR reporting marks CSXT) is a Class I railroad in the United States, owned by the CSX Corporation. ...

River Ports

  • Largest ports in the U.S. from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Southwind Maritime Center

Adjacent counties

Gibson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Indiana. ... Vanderburgh County is a county located in the state of Indiana. ... Henderson County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Union County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Gallatin County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... White County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ...

History

Posey County was formed in 1814. It was named for Revolutionary War Gen. Thomas Posey, who was, at the time, Governor of the Indiana Territory. The American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), also known as the American War of Independence, was a war fought primarily between Great Britain and revolutionaries within thirteen of her North American colonies. ... Portrait of Thomas Posey by John Bayless Hill. ... Map of the Indiana Territory 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. ...

Image:Mount Vernon-indiana-courthouse.jpg
County courthouse in Mount Vernon.

Mount Vernon is a small city in southern Indiana along the Ohio River and the county seat of Posey County. ...

Demographics

Posey County
Population by year

2000 27,061
1990 25,968
1980 26,414
1970 21,740
1960 19,214
1950 19,818
1940 19,183
1930 17,853
1920 19,334
1910 21,670
1900 22,333
1890 21,529
1880 20,857
1870 19,185
1860 16,167
1850 12,549
1840 9,683
1830 6,549
1820 4,061

As of the census² of 2000, there were 27,061 people, 10,205 households, and 7,612 families residing in the county. The population density was 26/km² (66/mi²). There were 11,076 housing units at an average density of 10/km² (27/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.97% White, 0.86% Black or African American, 0.27% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.16% from other races, and 0.58% from two or more races. 0.44% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 44.2% were of German, 19.2% American, 10.8% English and 7.0% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000. 1870 US Census for New York City 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 encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... Languages English Religions Christianity (Anglicanism, Roman Catholicism and other minority denominations), and other faiths. ... The United States 2000 Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ...


There were 10,205 households out of which 36.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.50% were married couples living together, 7.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.40% were non-families. 22.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.08. “Matrimony” redirects here. ...


In the county the population was spread out with 27.30% under the age of 18, 7.40% from 18 to 24, 29.00% from 25 to 44, 23.90% from 45 to 64, and 12.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 99.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.30 males.


The median income for a household in the county was $44,209, and the median income for a family was $53,737. Males had a median income of $39,084 versus $23,996 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,516. About 6.00% of families and 7.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.50% of those under age 18 and 10.00% 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. ...


Cities and towns

Cynthiana is a town located in Posey County, Indiana. ... Griffin is a town located in Posey County, Indiana. ... Mount Vernon is a small city in southern Indiana along the Ohio River and the county seat of Posey County. ... New Harmony is a town located in Posey County, Indiana, 15 miles (24 km) north of Mount Vernon, Indiana, the county seat, on the Wabash River. ... Poseyville is a town located in Posey County, Indiana. ...

Recreation

  • Harmonie State Park
  • Hovey Lake State Fish & Wildlife Area [1]
  • Brittlebank Park (Mount Vernon)

Harmonie is a state park in Indiana. ...

References

  • Forstall, Richard L. (editor) (1996). Population of states and counties of the United States: 1790 to 1990 : from the twenty-one decennial censuses. United States Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Population Division. ISBN 0-934213-48-8. 

Coordinates: 38°01′N 87°52′W / 38.02, -87.86 Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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