Seelyville, Indiana

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Seelyville is a town in Lost Creek Township, Vigo County, Indiana, United States. The population was 1,182 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Terre Haute Metropolitan Statistical Area.



Seelyville was laid out by J. Seely, for whom the village was named. The place came into existence by the opening of the McKeen coal shaft, one of the earliest operated in the county. After passing through several hands, the mines closed operations in 1879. East of Terre Haute by nine miles, the early town had a post office established in 1878 and was a station on the Van road.[3]


Seelyville is located at 39°29′32″N 87°15′59″W / 39.49222°N 87.26639°W / 39.49222; -87.26639 (39.492188, -87.266466)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.3 km²), of which, 0.9 square miles (2.2 km²) of it is land and 1.15% is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,182 people, 491 households, and 326 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,371.4 people per square mile (530.7/km²). There were 526 housing units at an average density of 610.3/sq mi (236.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.39% White, 0.68% African American, 0.17% Asian, 0.42% from other races, and 0.34% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.85% of the population.

There were 491 households out of which 32.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.0% were married couples living together, 9.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.6% were non-families. 27.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.6% 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 2.90.

In the town the population was spread out with 24.1% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 29.5% from 25 to 44, 24.5% from 45 to 64, and 13.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 96.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.9 males.

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