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Hebron, Indiana
Town of Hebron
Former Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad station in Hebron
Former Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad station in Hebron
"A Community Working Together"
Hebron, Indiana is located in Indiana
Hebron, Indiana
Hebron, Indiana
Location in Indiana
Hebron, Indiana is located in the United States
Hebron, Indiana
Hebron, Indiana
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Indiana
County Porter
Township Boone
 • Type town council
 • Total 1.93 sq mi (4.98 km2)
 • Land 1.93 sq mi (4.98 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
699 ft (213 m)
 • Total 3,755
 • Density 1,950.65/sq mi (753.35/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 219
FIPS code 18-32818
GNIS feature ID 2396993

Hebron is a town in Boone Township, Porter County, Indiana, United States. The population was 3,724 at the 2010 census.


Hebron is located at 41°19′18″N 87°12′6″W / 41.32167°N 87.20167°W / 41.32167; -87.20167 (41.321736, -87.201611).

According to the 2010 census, Hebron has a total area of 1.98 square miles (5.13 km2), all land.

Downtown Hebron)


Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 715
1890 689 −3.6%
1900 794 15.2%
1910 821 3.4%
1920 832 1.3%
1930 693 −16.7%
1940 949 36.9%
1950 1,010 6.4%
1960 1,401 38.7%
1970 1,624 15.9%
1980 2,696 66.0%
1990 3,183 18.1%
2000 3,596 13.0%
2010 3,724 3.6%
2020 3,755 0.8%
Source: US Census Bureau
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The Stagecoach Inn, built in 1849, is now a local history museum

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 3,724 people, 1,449 households, and 990 families living in the town. The population density was 1,880.8 inhabitants per square mile (726.2/km2). There were 1,539 housing units at an average density of 777.3 per square mile (300.1/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 95.9% White, 1.1% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.0025% Canadian, 0.9% from other races, and 1.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.1% of the population.

There were 1,449 households, of which 37.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.6% were married couples living together, 12.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.7% were non-families. 27.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.15.

The median age in the town was 33.6 years. 27.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 30% were from 25 to 44; 23.3% were from 45 to 64; and 10.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 48.3% male and 51.7% female.


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Stagecoach Inn, built in 1849, Local History Museum
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The former PCC&StL Station in Hebron

The first settler to Hebron was Judge Jesse Johnson (1st Judge of the Porter County Probate Court. The area of Hebron was an open prairie interspersed with small groves of trees. The prairie was about 2.5 miles (4.0 km) long by 0.75 miles (1.21 km) wide. About 0.5 miles (0.80 km) south was the Potawatomi village of Hauakiki. Locally the village was called "Indian Town."

The area chosen for settlement was referred to as "The Corners" as this was where two roads crossed. Hebron was laid out in 1841. The first homes were of log construction. In 1849, Mr. McCune built the "Tavern" as the first frame structure. The tavern continued in use as a tavern until 1936. In 1838, a Rev. Hannan organized the Bethlehem Church of Associate Reform Presbyterians. Later the church changed its name from "Bethlehem" to "Hebron." In 1845, Rev. Blain of the Hebron Church of Associate Reform Presbyterians petitioned for a post office named after his church. The post office was established that year and the town got its name.

In 1849, 1852, 1855, and 1864 lots were laid out to the west and south of the "The Corners." It took the construction of the Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad in 1863 to open the town to growth. Completed just to support the Union effort during the American Civil War, the railroad spurred growth after the war ended. Hebron became a gateway to the rich hunting grounds of the Grand Kankakee Marsh.

The community was granted status as a "Town" on March 5, 1890. The advent of the draining of the Grand Kankakee Marsh in 1890 increased the traffic and the population of the entire area. Another spurt of growth occurred from 1900-1912 when the Hebron Opera House was built. By 1936, three passenger trains a day passed through Hebron headed for Chicago, making access to world markets possible.

The Eli Sigler House was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2011.


There are three public schools in Hebron: Hebron High School, Hebron Middle School, and Hebron Elementary School. Jeff Brooks is the superintendent of the Metropolitan School District of Boone Township. Hebron Christian Academy is also in the community.

Hebron has a branch of the Porter County Public Library System.

Notable people

  • Johnny Mantz - Indy car driver
  • Chris Wallace (musician) - Singer
  • Ryan Howe - professional wrestler
Downtown Hebron

See also

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