Van Nuys, Indiana facts for kids

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Van Nuys
Unincorporated community
Country United States
State Indiana
County Henry
Township Henry
Elevation 994 ft (303 m)
ZIP code 47362
FIPS code 18-78675
GNIS feature ID 445215

Van Nuys is an unincorporated community in Henry Township, Henry County, Indiana and the site of the Indiana Village for Epileptics.


Van Nuys is located at 39°57′36″N 85°21′14″W / 39.96°N 85.35389°W / 39.96; -85.35389.

Van Nuys was named for the first medical doctor to be the director of the Indiana Village for Epileptics circa 1905. The Indiana Village for Epileptics later became New Castle State Hospital and was then renamed the New Castle Developmental Training Center before it was eventually closed.

Today the site contains a privately held prison which contracts to hold prisoners from Indiana and a number of other states.

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