Moores Hill, Indiana

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Moores Hill is a town in Sparta Township, Dearborn County, Indiana, United States. The population was 635 at the 2000 census.



Platted in 1839 by Adam Moore and Andrew Stevens, it originally contained nine lots adjacent to Moore 's gristmill. Many early settlers in the town were Methodist families from Delaware and the shore of Maryland. The first mercantile business was established by Samuel Herron.[3]

Moores Hill and its citizens are the subjects of the 1941 volume Pop. 359, a book of poems self-published by Indianapolis Star columnist Carl Wilson under the pseudonym Tramp Starr.[4]


Carnegie Hall was built in 1908 as part of Moores Hill College. It has been used as an academic building, and has also housed an elementary and high school. It is now a museum.


Moores Hill is located at 39°6′45″N 85°5′19″W / 39.1125°N 85.08861°W / 39.1125; -85.08861 (39.112623, -85.088524)[5].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.2 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 635 people, 218 households, and 178 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,336.7 people per square mile (510.8/km²). There were 234 housing units at an average density of 492.6/sq mi (188.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.32% White, 0.47% African American, 1.10% Native American, 0.47% from other races, and 0.63% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.10% of the population.

There were 218 households out of which 50.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.3% were married couples living together, 19.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.9% were non-families. 12.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.91 and the average family size was 3.15.

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