New Palestine, Indiana

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New Palestine(Pal-es-tine) is a town in Sugar Creek Township, Hancock County, Indiana, along Sugar Creek. The population was 1,264 at the 2000 census.



New Palestine was laid out October 1, 1838 by Jonathan Evans[3]. It first consisted of fifteen blocks and thirty six lots. A petition for the incorporation of New Palestine as a town was dated May 22, 1871 and presented to the board of county commissioners at the June session of 1871. At the time of the petition New Palestine had a population of 279 people. The vote for incorporation was held on June 24, 1871. Many years after incorporation the town had difficulty with its name. The post office was known as Sugar Creek. The railroad and express stations as Palestine and the name of the town itself was New Palestine. Through the efforts of E.F. Faut and Congressman Bynum the name of the postoffice was changed from Sugar Creek to New Palestine on January 16, 1889, and the name of the railroad station and express office were also changed to New Palestine.


New Palestine is located at 39°43′21″N 85°53′23″W / 39.7225°N 85.88972°W / 39.7225; -85.88972 (39.722566, -85.889824)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.8 square miles (1.9 km²).0.8 square miles (1.9 km²) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.


As of the 2000 census[1], there were 1,264 people, 469 households, and 364 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,685.7 people per square mile (650.7/km²). There were 500 housing units at an average density of 666.8/sq mi (257.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.66% White, 0.08% African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.16% from other races, and 0.71% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.32% of the population.

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