Connersville, Indiana

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Connersville is a city in Fayette County, Indiana, United States. The population was 15,411 at the 2000 census. The city is the county seat of and the only incorporated community wholly in Fayette County[3]. The East Central Education Service Center is located in Connersville.

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Geography

Connersville is located at 39°39′14″N 85°8′16″W / 39.65389°N 85.13778°W / 39.65389; -85.13778 (39.653931, -85.137709)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 8.1 square miles (21.1 km²), of which, 8.1 square miles (21.1 km²) of it is land and 0.12% is water.

History

Connersville is named for settler John Conner, brother of William Conner. In the early 20th century, the town became known as "Little Detroit" because of its importance to the automobile industry. Automobiles manufactured in Connersville include Auburn, Cord, Duesenberg, Ansted, Empire, Lexington and McFarlan.

The Roots blower was manufactured in Connersville for many years.

Elmhurst, an estate south of town on St. Rd. 121, was the home of Caleb Blood Smith, who served in Abraham Lincoln's cabinet.

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