New Madison, Ohio

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New Madison is a village in Darke County, Ohio, United States. As of the 2000 census, the village population was 817.



New Madison was platted by Zadock Smith in 1817 for purposes of land speculation, but his efforts failed; he was unable to sell any of the lots. Two years later, he sold the land to Ernestus Putnam, who replatted the village and began to sell lots in 1831; unlike Smith, Putnam saw the establishment of a successful community.[3]:559 The first church in the community was a Presbyterian congregation.[3]:561 While the community's first school was founded in its early years, the building was replaced by a substantial two-story structure in 1870; it in turn was replaced by a larger built in 1897.[3]:562


New Madison is located at 39°58′7″N 84°42′30″W / 39.96861°N 84.70833°W / 39.96861; -84.70833 (39.968569, -84.708239)[4].

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


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 817 people, 344 households, and 239 families residing in the village. The population density was 2,196.4 people per square mile (852.6/km²). There were 368 housing units at an average density of 989.3/sq mi (384.0/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.43% White, 0.12% African American, 0.61% Asian, and 1.84% from two or more races.

There were 344 households out of which 29.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.7% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.5% were non-families. 25.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.81.

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