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Encyclopedia > Shelbyville, Indiana
City of Shelbyville
Motto: "Pride in Progress"
Location in the state of Indiana
Location in the state of Indiana
Coordinates: 39°31′19″N 85°46′35″W / 39.52194, -85.77639
Country United States
State Indiana
County Shelby
Township Addison
Area
 - Total 9.0 sq mi (23.3 km²)
 - Land 8.9 sq mi (23.0 km²)
 - Water 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km²)  1.22%
Elevation 764 ft (233 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 17,951
 - Density 2,023.0/sq mi (781.4/km²)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 46176
Area code(s) 317
FIPS code 18-69318GR2
GNIS feature ID 0443347GR3

Shelbyville is a city in Addison Township, Shelby County, Indiana, United States. The population was 17,951 at the 2000 census. The city is the county seat of Shelby CountyGR6. The current mayor is Republican Scott Furgeson. The city was partially the setting and origin of the characters in the comedy film Say It Isn't So. For other uses, see Motto (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Shelby_County_Indiana_Incorporated_and_Unincorporated_areas_Shelbyville_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. ... Shelby County is a county located in the U.S. state of Indiana. ... This alphabetic list of townships in Indiana is based on the U.S. Census for 2000. ... Addison Township is one of fourteen townships in Shelby County, Indiana. ... 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. ... Metronome, a public art installation showing the time in New York City The Eastern Time Zone (ET) of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of Northern America and the west coast of South America. ... -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. ... Metronome, a public art installation showing the time in New York City The Eastern Time Zone (ET) of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of Northern America and the west coast of South America. ... −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. ... North American Area Code 317 serves the Indianapolis area in central Indiana. ... 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. ... Addison Township is one of fourteen townships in Shelby County, Indiana. ... Shelby 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. ... Shelby County is a county located in the U.S. state of Indiana. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... Say It Isnt So is a romantic film starring Chris Klein and Heather Graham about two young lovers who come to believe that they are actually siblings. ...


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History

Shelbyville was incorporated January 21, 1850, by a special act of the Legislature, according to county histories. The city charter received at that time was destroyed in the City Hall fire on January 1, 1928. is the 21st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the game, see: 1850 (board game) 1850 (MDCCCL) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday [1] of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1928 (MCMXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Geography

Shelbyville is located at 39°31′19″N, 85°46′35″W (39.521832, -85.776347)GR1, at the fork of the Little Blue and Big Blue Rivers. It is 26 miles southeast of Indianapolis The Big Blue River is a tributary of the Driftwood River, about 75 mi (120 km) long, in east-central Indiana in the United States. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 23.3 km² (9.0 mi²). 23.0 km² (8.9 mi²) of it is land and 0.3 km² (0.1 mi²) of it (1.22%) is water. 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 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. ...


Climate

Annual precipitation: 40.14 inches Average temperature: 54.14 degrees


Education

Shelby County is home to Shelby Eastern Schools, Shelbyville Central Schools, Northwestern Consolidated Schools, and Southwestern Consolidated School Corporation.


Shelby Eastern Schools is made up of 2 sister schools, Morristown and Waldron. Both of these schools reside in the towns they are named after, and both consist of an elementary and a high school. They share similar building patterns and have roughly the same number of students. Morristown's mascot is "The Yellow Jackets," and Waldron's is "The Mohawks." Morristown (also spelt Morice Town) is a part of Devonport in England that has now been subsumed within the city of Plymouth. ...


Shelbyville Central Schools consists of Shelbyville High School, Shelbyville Middle School, Coulston Elementary, Loper Elementary, Hendricks Elementary, and St. Joseph Elementary School.


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 17,951 people, 7,307 households, and 4,654 families residing in the city. The population density was 781.4/km² (2,023.0/mi²). There were 7,930 housing units at an average density of 345.2/km² (893.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.28% White, 1.58% African American, 0.15% Native American, 1.16% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.90% from other races, and 0.91% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.91% of the population. 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. ...

Shelbyville from the air.
Shelbyville from the air.

There were 7,307 households out of which 32.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.3% were married couples living together, 12.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.3% were non-families. 30.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.96. ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (2560x1920, 2393 KB) Shelbyville, Indiana from the air. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (2560x1920, 2393 KB) Shelbyville, Indiana from the air. ... Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 26.2% under the age of 18, 9.5% from 18 to 24, 31.6% from 25 to 44, 19.3% from 45 to 64, and 13.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 94.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.4 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $36,824, and the median income for a family was $46,379. Males had a median income of $34,550 versus $24,331 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,670. About 6.1% of families and 9.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.8% of those under age 18 and 11.6% 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. ...


Famous residents

  • In the Marvel comics universe, Captain America's sidekick, Bucky was born there.
  • Shelbyville is the home to the world's tallest woman, Sandy Allen, and the world's oldest living person, Edna Parker. Both reside at Shelbyville's Heritage House Convalescent Center.
  • Shelbyville was home to Victorian era author, Charles Major.
  • Shelbyville was the birthplace of three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Wilbur Shaw.
  • Shelbyville was the home of James Pierce, son-in-law of Edgar Rice Burroughs and one of the first actors to play Tarzan on film. He and his wife, Joan Burroughs are buried there, and their tombstones bear the inscription "Tarzan" and "Jane".
  • Near Shelbyville but in Marion County, the tiny town of Acton was the birthplace of Mary Tomlinson (aka Marjorie Main) who played the character "Ma Kettle" in several movies.
  • Shelbyville was the long-time home of Thomas Hendricks, the 21st Vice-President of the United States under Grover Cleveland (even if only for a few months).
  • Bill Garrett, Indiana Mr. Basketball of 1947 and first African-American basketball player in the Big Ten Conference, was born in Shelbyville and graduated from Shelbyville High School.
  • Short-lived television comedy series "Maggie Winters" starring Faith Ford was based in Shelbyville in 1998-99. Ford played the title character and was also the show's executive producer. Brianna McConnell and Michael McKean also played major roles.
  • Controversial doctor Rebecca Brown was born there.
  • The Chambers Range was invented and manufactured there in the early-mid 20th century.
  • Shelbyville was the birthplace of James C. Stafford (W4QO) in 1942 who is a past president of QRP Amateur Radio Club International.

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External links

  • Shelbyville, Indiana is at coordinates 39°31′19″N 85°46′35″W / 39.521832, -85.776347Coordinates: 39°31′19″N 85°46′35″W / 39.521832, -85.776347
  • http://www.shelbynews.com/ - The official Shelbyville Newspaper

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References

  • Hamilton, Ron. "Shelbyville notables", Indianapolis Star, October 20, 2003. 

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