Shirley, Indiana

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Shirley is a town in Brown Township, Hancock County and Greensboro Township, Henry County in the U.S. state of Indiana. The population was 806 at the 2000 census.



The Shirley post office was originally established in Hancock County on May 28, 1891 with Benjamin F. Taylor as its first postmaster. The post office moved into Henry County on October 19, 1948, with John C. Cottrell as postmaster.

Shirley Town Hall is located slightly north of the Post Office, next to the local GasAmerica. The Town Hall also serves as headquarters for the police department.

Local Businesses

  • GasAmerica
  • Ben's
  • Jones Defense Academy
  • 4 Kids N U 2
  • D&D Glass
  • Shirley Hardware
  • The Door Store
  • The Shear Shack
  • Pennsylvania Ave. Pizza
  • Karen's Flower Creations
  • B&B Construction
  • Bobby's Southend
  • Marshall & Earliwine Funeral Home
  • STAR Financial Bank
  • Tennant Chiropratic
  • WadeCreations
  • Webster's Market
  • Shirley Laundromat
  • Shirley Foods
  • Metals Technology
  • Darrell & Joshua Miller Construction


Shirley is located at 39°53′26″N 85°34′47″W / 39.89056°N 85.57972°W / 39.89056; -85.57972 (39.890516, -85.579823)[3]. While most of Shirley is in Hancock County, Main Street is the county line and the smaller half of Shirley is in Henry County.

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


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 806 people, 320 households, and 224 families residing in the town. The population density was 2,178.1 people per square mile (841.1/km²). There were 339 housing units at an average density of 916.1/sq mi (353.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.76% White, 0.12% Native American, 0.25% Asian, 0.25% from other races, and 0.62% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.37% of the population.

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