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New Ross, Indiana
The corner of State and Main and the New Ross Post Office
The corner of State and Main and the New Ross Post Office
Location of New Ross in Montgomery County, Indiana.
Location of New Ross in Montgomery County, Indiana.
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Coordinates: 39°57′52″N 86°42′54″W / 39.96444°N 86.71500°W / 39.96444; -86.71500Coordinates: 39°57′52″N 86°42′54″W / 39.96444°N 86.71500°W / 39.96444; -86.71500
Country United States
State Indiana
County Montgomery
Township Walnut
Area
 • Total 0.30 sq mi (0.77 km2)
 • Land 0.30 sq mi (0.77 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
886 ft (270 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 347
 • Estimate 
(2019)
343
 • Density 1,147.16/sq mi (443.59/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
47968
Area code(s) 765
FIPS code 18-53550
GNIS feature ID 440106

New Ross is a town in Walnut Township, Montgomery County, in the U.S. state of Indiana. As of the 2010 census, the town population was 347.

Geography

New Ross is located at 39°57′52″N 86°42′54″W / 39.964573°N 86.715028°W / 39.964573; -86.715028.

According to the 2010 census, New Ross has a total area of 0.32 square miles (0.83 km2), all land.

History

In 1836/37 a Post Office was established in Walnut Township at the home of postmaster George Dorsey, and called the New Ross Post Office. New Ross, (then called Valley City), was platted by John Browning in 1855. About 1868 the post office was moved to Valley City and the name of the city was changed to New Ross to match the post office name. New Ross was incorporated in May 1870.

In 1874 a Methodist church was built in New Ross called "Brown Chapel" after Rev. Thomas J. Brown who first preached there.

In an early map from 1864, the area now known as New Ross was called "Mace". Mace disappeared from later maps. (Note Mace is an unincorporated area NW of New Ross on U.S. Hwy 136.)

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 317
1890 270 −14.8%
1900 284 5.2%
1910 296 4.2%
1920 351 18.6%
1930 350 −0.3%
1940 355 1.4%
1950 336 −5.4%
1960 332 −1.2%
1970 318 −4.2%
1980 306 −3.8%
1990 331 8.2%
2000 334 0.9%
2010 347 3.9%
2019 (est.) 343 −1.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 347 people, 135 households, and 89 families living in the town. The population density was 1,084.4 inhabitants per square mile (418.7/km2). There were 147 housing units at an average density of 459.4 per square mile (177.4/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 96.8% White, 0.6% from other races, and 2.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.7% of the population.

There were 135 households, of which 35.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.6% were married couples living together, 5.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.1% were non-families. 29.6% 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 3.26.

The median age in the town was 35.5 years. 28.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.8% were from 25 to 44; 23.9% were from 45 to 64; and 14.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 51.9% male and 48.1% female.

Education

South Montgomery Community School Corporation operates public schools serving New Ross. Walnut Elementary School is in the area. Southmont Junior High School and Southmont High School serve secondary students.

Notable people

  • Elizabeth Miller (1878-1961), novelist
  • Howie Williams - 1952 Olympic Gold Medalist; 3x AAU National Champion, 2x All-Big Ten basketball player; 1946 graduate of New Ross High School

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