Vevay, Indiana

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Vevay (pronounced /ˈviːviː/ VEE-vee) is a town in and the county seat of Jefferson Township, Switzerland County, Indiana, United States,[3] along the Ohio River. The population was 1,735 at the 2000 census.

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History

Vevay was founded in 1802 by Swiss immigrants intending on cultivating grapes and producing wine. It was named after the Swiss town of Vevey. Vevay has a reputation as being home of the first commercial winery in the United States. When Switzerland County was formed in 1814, Vevay was made the county seat.

Geography

Vevay is located at 38°44′45″N 85°4′16″W / 38.74583°N 85.07111°W / 38.74583; -85.07111 (38.745837, -85.071044)[4], along the Ohio River and Ohio Route 56/156.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.5 square miles (4.0 km²), of which, 1.5 square miles (3.8 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (3.25%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1735 people, 719 households, and 437 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,171.3 people per square mile (452.6/km²). There were 795 housing units at an average density of 536.7/sq mi (207.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.67% White, 0.23% African American, 0.17% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.69% from other races, and 0.12% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.44% of the population.

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