Hartsville, Indiana

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Hartsville, Indiana
Town
Hartsville town square
Hartsville town square
Location in the state of Indiana
Location in the state of Indiana
Coordinates: 39°16′1″N 85°41′55″W / 39.26694°N 85.69861°W / 39.26694; -85.69861Coordinates: 39°16′1″N 85°41′55″W / 39.26694°N 85.69861°W / 39.26694; -85.69861
Country United States
State Indiana
County Bartholomew
Township Haw Creek, Clifty
Area[1]
 • Total 0.34 sq mi (0.88 km2)
 • Land 0.34 sq mi (0.88 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 761 ft (232 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 362
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 372
 • Density 1,064.7/sq mi (411.1/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EST (UTC-5)
ZIP code 47244
Area code(s) 812
FIPS code 18-32332[4]
GNIS feature ID 0435839[5]

Hartsville is a town in Haw Creek and Clifty townships, Bartholomew County, Indiana, United States. The population was 362 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Columbus, Indiana metropolitan statistical area.

History[edit]

Hartsville was founded in 1832.[6] It was named for Gideon B. Hart, a pioneer settler.[7] The first post office at Hartsville was established in 1838.[8]

Geography[edit]

Hartsville is located at 39°16′1″N 85°41′55″W / 39.26694°N 85.69861°W / 39.26694; -85.69861 (39.267039, -85.698689).[9]

According to the 2010 census, the town has a total area of 0.34 square miles (0.88 km2), all land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 362 people, 132 households, and 98 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,064.7 inhabitants per square mile (411.1 /km2). There were 148 housing units at an average density of 435.3 per square mile (168.1 /km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.0% White, 1.1% African American, and 1.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.1% of the population.

There were 132 households of which 39.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.6% were married couples living together, 12.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 25.8% were non-families. 20.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.8% 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 3.16.

The median age in the town was 36.5 years. 26.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.1% were from 25 to 44; 26.1% were from 45 to 64; and 12.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 47.0% male and 53.0% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 376 people, 137 households, and 103 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,131.3 people per square mile (439.9/km²). There were 146 housing units at an average density of 439.3 per square mile (170.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.67% White, 0.53% Native American, 0.27% Pacific Islander, 0.27% from other races, and 0.27% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.86% of the population.

There were 137 households out of which 35.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.6% were married couples living together, 7.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.1% were non-families. 19.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.5% 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 3.07.

In the town the population was spread out with 29.8% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 29.8% from 25 to 44, 19.7% from 45 to 64, and 13.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 104.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $50,000, and the median income for a family was $54,375. Males had a median income of $32,500 versus $22,143 for females. The per capita income for the town was $18,372. About 9.1% of families and 7.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.0% of those under age 18 and 9.3% of those age 65 or over.

Hartsville College[edit]

Hartsville was also home to Hartsville College, which was chartered as Hartsville Academy on January 12, 1850. The College was absorbed into the recently created Central College, currently Huntington University, on July 15, 1897, resulting in Hartsville becoming a feeder academy to Central College.[10] On January 30, 1898, it was burned down to the ground and was believed to be the result of an arsonist.[11] Milton Wright, father of Orville and Wilbur Wright, was also the presiding elder and pastor in Hartsville. He was professor of theology at Hartsville College during 1868 and 1869. In addition, this is where Milton Wright met his future wife Susan, as they were both students there in 1853.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Places: Indiana". 2010 Census Gazetteer Files. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-04-21. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-11. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-06-25. 
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 159. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. "This town was laid out in 1832..." 
  7. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 151. 
  8. ^ "Bartholomew County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 27 August 2014. 
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  10. ^ http://www.huntington.edu/uploadedFiles/UBHC/Publications/eBooks/75%20Years.pdf
  11. ^ http://www.depauw.edu/library/archives/methinventories/hartsville_college.htm
  12. ^ http://books.google.com/books?id=ytw11Bmxcz8C&pg=PA57&lpg=PA57&dq=milton+wright+helicopter+bamboo+paper&source=web&ots=I3zCgzL7Mt&sig=jwX4RG2Sl6Ek6c7x3AFP3PpWDTU