Rossville, Indiana facts for kids
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Westbound along Main Street in downtown Rossville
"Where You Feel At Home"
Location of Rossville in Clinton County, Indiana.
|Named for||John Ross, settler|
|• Total||0.46 sq mi (1.19 km2)|
|• Land||0.46 sq mi (1.19 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||725 ft (221 m)|
|• Density||3,285.40/sq mi (1,268.04/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0442329|
Rossville is a town in Ross Township, Clinton County, Indiana, United States. The population was 1,653 at the 2010 census.
In 1832, Thomas Ewing, with his wife and infant child, settled on 160 acres (0.65 km2) of land north of what is now Main Street in Rossville. In 1834, Ewing and Thomas Smith platted the town of Rossville with the intention of starting a blacksmith shop at the location. The town grew steadily and gained a store operated by William Seawright, a saddler (John H. Smith) and a physician (Dr. James Wilson). Residents of Rossville are also referred to as "Rossvillians".
A petition to incorporate the town was filed on October 22, 1870, at which time the town had 339 residents and 66 families. The incorporation election, held November 5, passed with a vote of 35 to 19 and on December 1, 1870, Rossville was incorporated. The town is named for John Ross, a pioneer settler and associate county judge.
The Monon Railroad was completed through Rossville in 1883.
Rossville is located at 40°25′9″N 86°35′47″W / 40.41917°N 86.59639°W (40.419138, -86.596466).
According to the 2010 census, Rossville has a total area of 0.52 square miles (1.35 km2), all land.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 1,653 people, 611 households, and 451 families living in the town. The population density was 3,118.9 inhabitants per square mile (1,204.2/km2). There were 652 housing units at an average density of 1,230.2 per square mile (475.0/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.5% White, 0.4% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 0.6% from other races, and 0.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.8% of the population.
There were 611 households, of which 37.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.5% were married couples living together, 14.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 26.2% were non-families. 22.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 2.99.
The median age in the town was 39.6 years. 26% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.4% were from 25 to 44; 23.8% were from 45 to 64; and 18.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 45.5% male and 54.5% female.
Arts and culture
Annual cultural events
An annual festival marks the end of summer in Rossville. The event has been held annually since 1984. The festival is held on the fourth full weekend in August, and includes a car show, fireworks, music, performances on the main stage, street fair, parade, programs in the high school auditorium, queen, little miss and mister contest, and town-wide garage sales. The festival concludes with a community-wide worship service.
|Mary the Jewess|