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Rome, Indiana
The old Perry County Courthouse
The old Perry County Courthouse
Rome, Indiana is located in Indiana
Rome, Indiana
Rome, Indiana
Location in Indiana
Rome, Indiana is located in the United States
Rome, Indiana
Rome, Indiana
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Indiana
County Perry
Township Tobin
410 ft (120 m)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 812, 930
GNIS feature ID 451405

Rome is an unincorporated community along the Ohio River in southeastern Tobin Township, Perry County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.

The community lies across the river from Stephensport, Kentucky and just off Indiana State Road 66 approximately thirteen miles east of Tell City, the county seat of Perry County. Its elevation is 410 feet (125 m), and it is located at 37°55′24″N 86°31′25″W / 37.92333°N 86.52361°W / 37.92333; -86.52361 (37.9233942, −86.5235905). Rome's ZIP Code is 47574.


Rome was first established as Washington. The name was changed to Franklin before finally settling on Rome in 1819. From that year until 1859, Rome was the second county seat of Perry County, after Troy. The Rome Courthouse was built in 1819 to mimic the first Indiana Capitol in Corydon. The small town located in the Hoosier National Forest was the home of former Indiana governor Edgar Whitcomb, during the final years of his life.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 349
1870 221
U.S. Decennial Census

Rome appeared only once in the U.S. Census as a separately-returned community, when in 1870 it had a population of 221. However, in 1850 an estimate published by the Census placed the population at approximately 349 inhabitants, and by 1854 the Census Office further estimated that the population had risen to 600 people.

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