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Darlington, Indiana
Location of Darlington in Montgomery County, Indiana.
Location of Darlington in Montgomery County, Indiana.
Darlington, Indiana is located in Montgomery County, Indiana
Darlington, Indiana
Darlington, Indiana
Location in Montgomery County, Indiana
Country United States
State Indiana
County Montgomery
Township Franklin
 • Total 0.34 sq mi (0.87 km2)
 • Land 0.34 sq mi (0.87 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
761 ft (232 m)
 • Total 711
 • Density 2,122.39/sq mi (820.09/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 765
FIPS code 18-16840
GNIS feature ID 433318

Darlington is a town in Franklin Township, Montgomery County, in the U.S. state of Indiana. The population was 843 at the 2010 census.


Darlington was platted by Enoch Cox in 1836. The city takes its name from Darlington, in England.

The Pennsylvania Rail Road (Vandalia district) made stops in Darlington for many years from the late 19th century up until the 1960s. The right-of-way can still be seen to this day along state road 47 with its numerous wood-pile trestles. Many people in Darlington would ride the PRR to Lake Maxinkuckee on weekends during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

The Vandalia District started southwest of Terre Haute and bi-sected Montgomery County from Waveland, through Crawfordsville, to Darlington, continuing on to Colfax where it crossed the NYC Big Four branch.

On June 2, 1990, an F-3 tornado touched down southwest of Darlington and destroyed multiple homes, barns, and property around the area. The town suffered significant damage from the storm.


Darlington is located at 40°6′30″N 86°46′36″W / 40.10833°N 86.77667°W / 40.10833; -86.77667 (40.108218, -86.776555).

According to the 2010 census, Darlington has a total area of 0.33 square miles (0.85 km2), all land.

It is northeast of Crawfordsville, and about 40 miles (64 km) northwest of Indianapolis.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 468
1890 461 −1.5%
1900 727 57.7%
1910 780 7.3%
1920 823 5.5%
1930 690 −16.2%
1940 683 −1.0%
1950 711 4.1%
1960 668 −6.0%
1970 802 20.1%
1980 811 1.1%
1990 740 −8.8%
2000 854 15.4%
2010 843 −1.3%
2020 711 −15.7%
U.S. Decennial Census
Water Tower
Grain Storage

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 843 people, 327 households, and 226 families residing in the town. The population density was 2,554.5 inhabitants per square mile (986.3/km2). There were 364 housing units at an average density of 1,103.0 per square mile (425.9/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.9% White, 0.1% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.1% Asian, and 0.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.2% of the population.

There were 327 households, of which 40.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.8% were married couples living together, 11.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 8.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 30.9% were non-families. 26.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.10.

The median age in the town was 35.8 years. 28.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.7% were from 25 to 44; 24.4% were from 45 to 64; and 11% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 50.5% male and 49.5% female.


Early each fall, the town hosts Darlington Fish Fry & Festival in the downtown areas.

Covered bridge

The Darlington Covered Bridge

The Darlington Covered Bridge is 0.6 miles west of town. It was built in 1868 and is 166' long.

It was built as a result of donations from Darlington citizens who saw a need for a bridge over Sugar Creek and raised $1,585 in 1866. There was both the bridge and a mill on the site. Only the bridge remains.

As of January 2012, the Montgomery County Commissioners have transferred over $30,000 in funds to the town of Darlington for the restoration and preservation of the historic bridge.


North Montgomery School Corporation serves Darlington. Elementary students are zoned to Sugar Creek Elementary School. Secondary school students attend Northridge Middle School and North Montgomery High School.

The town has a lending library, the Darlington Public Library.

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