Twelve Mile, Indiana

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Twelve Mile
Unincorporated community
Cass County's location in Indiana
Cass County's location in Indiana
Twelve Mile is located in Cass County, Indiana
Twelve Mile
Twelve Mile
Location in Cass County
Coordinates: 40°51′59″N 86°13′31″W / 40.86639°N 86.22528°W / 40.86639; -86.22528Coordinates: 40°51′59″N 86°13′31″W / 40.86639°N 86.22528°W / 40.86639; -86.22528
Country United States
State Indiana
County Cass
Township Adams
Elevation[1] 801 ft (244 m)
ZIP code 46988
FIPS code 18-76886[2]
GNIS feature ID 445000

Twelve Mile is an unincorporated community in Adams Township, Cass County, Indiana. Its name is thought to come from its location that is approximately 12 miles from the cities of Logansport, Peru and Rochester, but this is an old wives' tale. The town was located on the twelve mile marker of the railroad that the town grew around.[3] The eastern portion of the town was formerly known as Hen Peck; but as the two small towns grew they became one town that was referred to as Twelve Mile.[4]

Geography[edit]

Twelve Mile is located at 40°51′59″N 86°13′31″W / 40.86639°N 86.22528°W / 40.86639; -86.22528.

Demographics[edit]

The population of Twelve Mile in 2007 was 1,138, with 41 people per square mile. The median age is 39.3 with 63.52% of people in Twelve Mile being married and 9.74% divorced. The average household size is 2.53 people. Only 26.49% of inhabitants are married with children, while 5.88% have children but are single. 95.23% of people are white, 2.94% are black, 0.09% are Asian, 0.43% are Native American, and 0.43% claim "other".[5]

Festivals[edit]

The Twelve Mile Christmas Pageant has been held every December since 1970 in Plank-Hill Park. The pageant was started by Clifton Skinner, an employee at Bunker Hill Air Force Base (now Grissom Air Reserve Base), who based part of the pageant on a tradition among the base's airmen of placing Christmas-themed panels in front of their barracks.

Twelve Mile is home to the Twelve Mile 500[5] , a riding lawnmower race held annually on Independence Day and begun in 1963.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ Indiana Place Names. Baker, Ronald L. and Marvin Carmony. Indiana University Press, Bloomington, IN. 1975. p167
  4. ^ Baker, Ronald L., From Needmore to Prosperity Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 1996, pp372. p328
  5. ^ a b Twelve Mile, Indiana (IN) demographic resources - Sperling's BestPlaces

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