New Paris, Ohio

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New Paris is a village in Preble County, Ohio, United States. The population was 1,623 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Dayton Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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History

The area was in the tribal grounds of the Pottawatomi, Miami and Wyandot Indians.

The area south of the village called Cedar Springs was an early health spa.

New Paris became an incorporated village in 1832.

On April 30, 1865, a nine-car funeral train carrying Abraham Lincoln's body and about 300 mourners, stopped for memorial ceremonies at New Paris, one of many stops of the president's "national funeral" procession from Washington to Springfield, Illinois. New Paris as well as nearby Greenville, Ohio and Richmond, Indiana were selected for this honor because of strong Union support during the Civil War, and to avoid a route passing through the "Copperhead" (pro-South) hotbeds of Dayton and Cincinnati.

Geography

New Paris is located at 39°51′21″N 84°47′39″W / 39.85583°N 84.79417°W / 39.85583; -84.79417 (39.855952, -84.794170)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.9 km²), of which, 0.7 square miles (1.8 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (2.74%) is water.

The village is at the intersection of State Routes 121 and 320, north of Interstate 70.

New Paris is just east of the Indiana state line.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,623 people, 692 households, and 446 families residing in the village. The population density was 2,272.1 people per square mile (882.6/km²). There were 744 housing units at an average density of 1,041.6/sq mi (404.6/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 99.01% White, 0.31% African American, 0.12% Asian, and 0.55% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.12% of the population.

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