Attica, Indiana

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Attica is a city in Logan Township, Fountain County, Indiana, United States. The population was 3,491 at the 2000 census.



Attica was laid out by George Hollingsworth and platted by David Stump on March 19, 1825. The completion of the Wabash and Erie Canal through the town in 1847 brought a considerable amount of growth to the area, and ended (in Attica's favor) a long-standing rivalry with the neighboring communities of Rob Roy, Williamsport, and Covington, Indinana.

Attica is the nearest town to the location where Paul Dresser is believed to have written the state song, "On the Banks of the Wabash, Far Away", and the bridge over the Wabash River bears his name.


Attica is located at 40°17′25″N 87°14′49″W / 40.29028°N 87.24694°W / 40.29028; -87.24694 (40.290227, -87.246973)[3] along the Wabash River in Logan Township. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.9 km²), all of it land. U.S. Route 41, State Road 28, and State Road 55 intersect at Attica.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,491 people, 1,415 households, and 935 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,300.6 people per square mile (886.8/km²). There were 1,543 housing units at an average density of 1,016.8/sq mi (391.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.40% White, 0.03% African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 0.52% from other races, and 0.83% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.52% of the population.

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