Mount Auburn, Indiana

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Mount Auburn, Indiana
Town
Location of Mount Auburn in the state of Indiana
Location of Mount Auburn in the state of Indiana
Coordinates: 39°48′46″N 85°11′31″W / 39.81278°N 85.19194°W / 39.81278; -85.19194Coordinates: 39°48′46″N 85°11′31″W / 39.81278°N 85.19194°W / 39.81278; -85.19194
Country United States
State Indiana
County Wayne
Township Jackson
Area[1]
 • Total 0.24 sq mi (0.62 km2)
 • Land 0.22 sq mi (0.57 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
Elevation 984 ft (300 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 117
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 116
 • Density 531.8/sq mi (205.3/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 47327
Area code(s) 765
FIPS code 18-51318[4]
GNIS feature ID 0439521[5]

Mount Auburn is a town in Jackson Township, Wayne County, Indiana, United States. The population was 117 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Mt. Auburn did not begin as such, for it was first named Black Hawk after the Indian Chief Black Hawk, famous in history for fighting with the British in 1812. He was chief of the Sac and Fox Indians, and fought against the United States again when his people were moved west by the government.

This town was originally laid out by John Warner, Christopher M. Allen, Daniel A. Allen and William P. Records, January 18, 1837. It consisted of thirty-two lots each 70-1/2 x 141 feet. Main and Walnut Streets each seventy feet wide, other streets fifty. Alleys twelve. It was laid out at the corner common to four sections, viz.: Sections 17, 18, 19, 20 in Township 11 north, Range 6 east, variation 5 degrees. Two additions were made to Black Hawk, by William P. Records, Daniel A. Allen and Christopher M. Allen, May 15, 1839, consisting of sixteen lots on the north of the original town plat, and eight lots on the south. Klein's Addition to Mount Auburn was made by Jacob Klein and Phebe Klein, February 14, 1884. See plat book No. 2, page 28, consisting of six lots in southwest quarter, of the southwest one quarter, Section 17, Township 11, Range 6; all lying east of Mulberry Street and north of the new school-house lot, each 40-1/2 feet front by 237 deep.

Mount Auburn is situated at the geographical center of Jackson Township, the southwest corner Township of the county, twelve miles southwest of Shelbyville, and five miles northeast of Edinburg, Johnson County, Indiana, on the I., M. and I.R.R. The original name of Mount Auburn was Black Hawk, so named after the celebrated Indian chief Black Hawk. The first goods brought to Mt. Auburn were by a man by the name of Huffman. His stock consisted of general merchandise, and was kept in a small frame house that stood on the same lot now occupied by Mr. Conner's business house. Mr. A. Barnett came soon after and opened a store across the street from Huffman's. Then came Sylvester Delano and Caleb Sanders. Other early merchants were: John S. Campbell, A. B. Alsip, Obediah Sims, Joshua Lucas, Austin Ship and Edward Ferrell. In 1839, Joseph Hageman located his saw mill near the town. He sold in a short time to Delano & Sanders, who operated it more extensively, and in 1841, attached a grist mill, or more properly a corn cracker. Among the early enterprises of the town may be mentioned a tannery, which was owned and operated by a man named M. Reisman. The site of this tannery was a few yards west of the residence of Mr. John M. Payne. The hides of the wild and domestic animals, were dressed and thus the local demand for leather was met. The business at present consists of two stores, a wagon and blacksmith shop. The town numbers about 175 inhabitants.

Geography[edit]

Mount Auburn is located at 39°23′33″N 85°53′37″W / 39.3925°N 85.89361°W / 39.3925; -85.89361.[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.24 square miles (0.62 km2), of which 0.22 square miles (0.57 km2) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2) is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 117 people, 49 households, and 31 families residing in the town. The population density was 531.8 inhabitants per square mile (205.3 /km2). There were 55 housing units at an average density of 250.0 per square mile (96.5 /km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.3% White, 0.9% Asian, and 0.9% from two or more races.

There were 49 households of which 36.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.9% were married couples living together, 14.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.7% were non-families. 32.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 3.13.

The median age in the town was 37.5 years. 25.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.6% were from 25 to 44; 21.3% were from 45 to 64; and 19.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 48.7% male and 51.3% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 75 people, 31 households, and 23 families residing in the town. The population density was 337.7 people per square mile (131.6/km²). There were 34 housing units at an average density of 153.1 per square mile (59.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 100.00% White.

There were 31 households out of which 29.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 74.2% were married couples living together, 3.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.6% were non-families. 19.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.79.

In the town the population was spread out with 20.0% under the age of 18, 5.3% from 18 to 24, 32.0% from 25 to 44, 18.7% from 45 to 64, and 24.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 108.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $30,313, and the median income for a family was $31,667. Males had a median income of $37,500 versus $28,125 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,624. There were no families and 3.2% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and none of those over 64.

Facts[edit]

  • Mount Auburn is home to one church; Mt. Auburn Christian Church. The Mt. Auburn Cemetery is adjacent to the church grounds.

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. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.