Lanesville, Indiana

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Lanesville is a town in Franklin Township, Harrison County, Indiana, United States. The population was 614 at the 2000 census.



Lanesville is located at 38°14′19″N 85°59′8″W / 38.23861°N 85.98556°W / 38.23861; -85.98556 (38.238668, -85.985468)[3]. Its elevation is 699 feet above sea level.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.0 km²), all of it land.


The town was founded by the surveyor General Lane. The town has a festival that is unique to them and has been going on since 1975. It is the Lanesville Heritage Weekend.

The settlement at Lanesville was actually in existence prior to Lane's arrival. The area was originally settled by a group of settlers headed by John Harbison that moved into the area c. 1807. Lane did however survey and platt the town proper thereby lending his name to the settlement. There were also members of the Pennington Family living in the area as early as 1790.


As of the census[1] of 2003, there were 618 people, 219 households, and 184 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,527.5 people per square mile (592.7/km²). There were 259 housing units at an average density of 644.3/sq mi (250.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 94.53% White, 0.49% Asian, and 0.98% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.49% of the population.

There were 249 households out of which 34.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.0% were married couples living together, 12.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.1% were non-families. 25.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.98.

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