New Ross, Indiana

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New Ross is a town in Walnut Township, Montgomery County, Indiana, United States. As of the 2000 census, the town population was 334.

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Geography

New Ross is located at 39°57′52″N 86°42′54″W / 39.964573°N 86.715028°W / 39.964573; -86.715028.[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.8 km²), all of it land.

History

In 1836/37 a Post Office was established in Walnut Township at the home of postmaster George Dorsey, and called the New Ross Post Office. New Ross, (then called Valley City), was platted by John Browning in 1855.[4] About 1868 the post office was moved to Valley City and the name of the city was changed to New Ross to match the post office name. New Ross was incorporated in May 1870. [5]

In 1874 a Methodist church was built in New Ross called "Brown Chapel" after Rev. Thomas J. Brown who first preached there.[5]

In an early map from 1864, the area now known as New Ross was called "Mace". Mace disappeared from later maps.[6] (Note Mace is an unincorporated area near New Ross.)

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 334 people, 129 households, and 94 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,153.1 people per square mile (444.7/km²). There were 138 housing units at an average density of 476.5/sq mi (183.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.01% White, 2.40% from other races, and 0.60% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.40% of the population.

There were 129 households out of which 38.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.5% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.4% were non-families. 24.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.07.

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