Hagerstown, Indiana facts for kids
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Location of Hagerstown in Wayne County, Indiana.
|• Total||1.32 sq mi (3.42 km2)|
|• Land||1.32 sq mi (3.41 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.01 km2)|
|Elevation||1,007 ft (307 m)|
|• Density||1,275.42/sq mi (492.35/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||452048|
Hagerstown is a town in Jefferson Township, Wayne County, in the U.S. state of Indiana. As of the 2010 census, the population was 1,787.
Hagerstown is located at 39°54′41″N 85°9′38″W / 39.91139°N 85.16056°W (39.911307, -85.160564). The town lies 61 miles (99 kilometers) ENE of Indianapolis, Indiana, 17 miles (27 kilometers) NW of Richmond, Indiana, and 63 miles (102 kilometers) WNW of Dayton, Ohio in the Midwestern region of the United States.
Terrain surrounding Hagerstown consists of flat land at an elevation of roughly 1000 feet above sea level that is used primarily for agriculture.
According to the 2010 census, Hagerstown has a total area of 1.34 square miles (3.47 km2), all land.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 1,787 people, 751 households, and 467 families living in the town. The population density was 1,333.6 inhabitants per square mile (514.9/km2). There were 826 housing units at an average density of 616.4 per square mile (238.0/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.7% White, 0.6% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.3% Asian, and 1.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.8% of the population.
There were 751 households, of which 31.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.1% were married couples living together, 10.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 37.8% were non-families. 33.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 16.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 3.02.
The median age in the town was 37.9 years. 25.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.1% were from 25 to 44; 23.1% were from 45 to 64; and 17.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 48.4% male and 51.6% female.
Hagerstown was laid out and platted in 1832. The town was named after the city of Hagerstown, Maryland.
The Hagerstown post office has been in operation since 1836.
The Whitewater Canal, which was built in the mid-19th century and extends to Lawrenceburg, Indiana, has its northern terminus in Hagerstown. This section was funded by the Hagerstown Canal Company.
The Hagerstown I.O.O.F. Hall and John and Caroline Stonebraker House are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Sites of interest
- Dance With Cindy
- Hagerstown Park - Playground, hiking trails, sport fields, picnic areas
- Hagerstown Nature Preserve
- Near Hagerstown and Millville, Indiana is the Wilbur Wright Birthplace and Museum.
- The American Communications Network/Brian Bex Report (publishing and communications company) operates in Hagerstown.
Hagerstown is situated on State Road 38, which passes through the town and intersects with State Road 1. Directly south of the town is Interstate 70, enabling travel and commuting to larger cities such as Indianapolis or Richmond.
By air, Hagerstown is served by the Hagerstown Airport. This is a public-use airport and utilizes a grass runway. The nearest commercial airport is Dayton International Airport in Dayton, Ohio.
The nearest rail link is the Amtrak station located in Connersville, Indiana.
Hagerstown Elementary and Hagerstown Jr./Sr. High School provide education for Hagerstown and smaller communities nearby. Hagerstown Jr./Sr. High School occupies a large campus which includes an outdoor laboratory and sporting facilities.
The town has a lending library, the Hagerstown-Jefferson Township Public Library.
- Charles H. Black, automobile pioneer
- Omer Madison Kem, American politician.
- Ralph Teetor, inventor of cruise control and president of the Perfect Circle Corporation.