Michigantown, Indiana

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Michigantown is a town in Michigan Township, Clinton County, Indiana, United States. The population was 406 at the 2000 census. The town was named for the Michigan Road, an early thoroughfare through the area.[3]

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History

Joseph Hill and Robert Edwards platted Michigantown in 1830 with lots on both sides of the Michigan Road; additions made in 1874 and 1876 by William Lowden added more lots to the north, bringing the edge of town up to what was then the Frankfort and Kokomo Railroad (later the Toledo, St. Louis and Western). In 1912 the Marion, Kokomo and Frankfort Electric Railroad built a line that paralleled the other through town.

Michigantown was incorporated in the early 1870s. The northern part of town was sometimes referred to as Lowdenville.[4]

Geography

Michigantown is located at 40°19′41″N 86°23′32″W / 40.32806°N 86.39222°W / 40.32806; -86.39222 (40.328070, -86.392275)[5]. A Norfolk Southern Railway line crosses the northern edge of town and connects the cities of Frankfort and Kokomo.

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.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 406 people, 155 households, and 117 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,533.6 people per square mile (602.9/km²). There were 164 housing units at an average density of 619.5/sq mi (243.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.26% White, 0.25% Native American, 0.25% from other races, and 0.25% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.74% of the population.

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