Blountsville, Indiana

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Blountsville is a town in Stoney Creek Township, Henry County, Indiana, United States. The population was 166 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

Blountsville is located at 40°3′35″N 85°14′20″W / 40.05972°N 85.23889°W / 40.05972; -85.23889 (40.059611, -85.238840)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 166 people, 61 households, and 50 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,372.9 people per square mile (534.1/km²). There were 61 housing units at an average density of 504.5/sq mi (196.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 100.00% White.

There were 61 households out of which 34.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 72.1% were married couples living together, 6.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.4% were non-families. 14.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.72 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the town the population was spread out with 28.3% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 25.3% from 25 to 44, 22.3% from 45 to 64, and 16.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 95.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $31,023, and the median income for a family was $31,000. Males had a median income of $32,500 versus $16,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $11,382. About 10.4% of families and 8.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under the age of eighteen and 27.8% of those sixty five or over.

Life in the Community

The city was named after Andrew Blount, land-owner.

At one time Blountsville used to have its own school, a grain elevator (sitting along the railroad tracks). That railroad line is no longer in use.

Throughout the decades the community has had numerous churches (approximately 5):

  Blountsville Congregational Christian Church http://groups.yahoo.com/group/blountsville-reunion 
  Blountsville Presbyterian Church (deeded land 30 Sep 1840), which later housed:  
  Methodist Episcopal Church, 1857 (deeded land 10 Nov 1856)
  Blountsville Nazarene Church (arsonist burned:  26 July 1998)
  

Other histories:

   http://www.rootsweb.com/~inhenry/StonyCreekTwp.html
   http://www.rootsweb.com/~inhenry/boles.html
   http://www.hcgs.net/church.html
   http://www.hcgs.net/photos001.html

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