Wingate, Indiana

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Wingate, formerly known as Pleasant Hill[3], is a town in Coal Creek Township, Montgomery County, Indiana, United States. The population was 299 at the 2000 census.

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History

Wingate was platted, (as Pleasant Hill), by Christian Bever in 1832.[4]

Sports Heritage

Signage on the north and south ends of town (shown right) along Indiana State Road 25 proudly boast that, following the first Indiana State Basketball Championships that were held in 1911, the Wingate team was the first to win back-to-back championships in 1913 and 1914. The Wingate team was also state champions in 1920. The same sign also mentions that Wingate produced 4 Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame winners, 2 Football hall of famers, and was the site of the first electric basketball scoreboard.

Geography

Wingate is located at 40°10′22″N 87°4′25″W / 40.17278°N 87.07361°W / 40.17278; -87.07361 (40.172864, -87.073552)[5].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.7 km²), all of it land.

Government

Currently the town utilizes a three-member town board and a town clerk. These are elected positions. The town appoints a maintenance superintendent and a town marshal. The maintenance person is responsible for signage, road condition, sewers, and water. The town marshal is charged with enforcing town ordinance, state and local law. The marshal has two reserve deputy marshals.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 299 people, 126 households, and 82 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,086.0 people per square mile (412.3/km²). There were 146 housing units at an average density of 530.3/sq mi (201.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.67% White and 0.33% Asian. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.33% of the population.

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