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Location of Kirklin in Clinton County, Indiana.
|Named for||Nathan Kirk, settler|
|• Total||0.42 sq mi (1.09 km2)|
|• Land||0.42 sq mi (1.09 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||919 ft (280 m)|
|• Density||1,686.46/sq mi (651.10/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (EST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (EST)|
|GNIS feature ID||0437357|
Kirklin is a town in Kirklin Township, Clinton County, Indiana, United States. The population was 788 at the 2010 census. The town was named for Nathan Kirk, a local pioneer settler.
Nathan Kirk, the first white settler in eastern Clinton County, laid out the town of Kirklin in the early 1830s, the original plat consisting a row of seven blocks on either side of the Michigan Road (Main Street). An addition filed on October 24, 1836 added blocks to the east, west and south sides of the original plat. Edward Miller established the first general store in a log building and William Wynkoop built the first hotel; other early businesses included Hiram Dougherty's cabinet shop, James Hollcraft's bar, John Heffner's blacksmith shop, Columbus Kemp's tannery and M. Z. Saylor (physician).
A total of 224 residents signed a petition to incorporate Kirklin, and an election held April 1, 1876 unanimously approved incorporation. On June 8, 1876 the county commissioners declared the town of Kirklin incorporated.
In the early 20th century, Kirklin held horse shows and street fairs along its brick-paved Main Street.
Kirklin was also commonly known as Kirk's Cross Roads.
The Kirklin Public Library was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1995.
Kirklin is located at 40°11′38″N 86°21′36″W / 40.19389°N 86.36000°W (40.193940, -86.360092).
According to the 2010 census, Kirklin has a total area of 0.34 square miles (0.88 km2), all land.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 788 people, 288 households, and 205 families living in the town. The population density was 2,317.6 inhabitants per square mile (894.8/km2). There were 321 housing units at an average density of 944.1 per square mile (364.5/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.5% White, 0.1% African American, 0.1% Asian, 0.5% from other races, and 0.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.3% of the population.
There were 288 households, of which 42.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.0% were married couples living together, 10.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 9.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 28.8% were non-families. 24.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.74 and the average family size was 3.20.
The median age in the town was 34.1 years. 31.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.3% were from 25 to 44; 25% were from 45 to 64; and 10.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 49.6% male and 50.4% female.