Blountsville, Indiana facts for kids
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Town of Blountsville, Indiana
Location of Blountsville in Henry County, Indiana.
|• Total||0.11 sq mi (0.30 km2)|
|• Land||0.11 sq mi (0.29 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||1,099 ft (335 m)|
|• Density||867.26/sq mi (334.08/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (EST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
Blountsville is a town in Stoney Creek Township, Henry County, Indiana, United States. The population was 135 at the 2010 census.
Blountsville was laid out and platted in 1832, and named for one of its founders, Andrew D. Blount. A post office was established at Blountsville in 1835, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1964.
Blountsville is located at 40°3′35″N 85°14′20″W / 40.05972°N 85.23889°W (40.059611, -85.238840).
According to the 2010 census, Blountsville has a total area of 0.11 square miles (0.28 km2), all land.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the 2010 census, there were 134 people, 49 households, and 39 families living in the town. The population density was 1,218.2 inhabitants per square mile (470.3/km2). There were 60 housing units at an average density of 545.5 per square mile (210.6/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.0% White and 3.0% from two or more races.
There were 49 households, of which 38.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.2% were married couples living together, 12.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 8.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 20.4% were non-families. 20.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.13.
The median age in the town was 38.3 years. 28.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.6% were from 25 to 44; 28.4% were from 45 to 64; and 12.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 44.0% male and 56.0% female.
Life in the Community
The city was named after Andrew Blount, land-owner.
At one time Blountsville used to have its own school, a grain elevator (sitting along the railroad tracks). (While the railroad line is no longer in existence, the Cardinal Greenway uses the old trail bed as a biking and hiking trail. This trail is paved from Richmond, Indiana to Gaston, Indiana.)
Throughout the decades the community has had numerous churches:
- Blountsville Congregational Christian Church, 7746 E High St, Losantville, IN 47354 (Blountsville, IN)
- Blountsville Presbyterian Church (deeded land September 30, 1840), which later housed:
- Methodist Episcopal Church, 1857 (deeded land November 10, 1856)
- Blountsville Nazarene Church (arsonist burned July 26, 1998)
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