Swayzee, Indiana

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Swayzee is a town in Sims Township, Grant County, Indiana, United States. The population was 952 at the 2006 census. Pipe Creek Sinkhole, uncovered in 1996 at the Pipe Creek Junior limestone quarry near Swayzee, has been the site of important paleontological discoveries dating from the Pliocene epoch.

On its welcome sign, Swayzee claims to be "the only Swayzee in the world." This motto is based on a story about a postcard sent by a serviceman overseas during World War II, which although being addressed only to "Swayzee", with no mention of Indiana or any other information, was still said to have been successfully delivered.



Swayzee is located at 40°30′25″N 85°49′31″W / 40.50694°N 85.82528°W / 40.50694; -85.82528 (40.506875, -85.825252)[3] approximately eight miles west of the city of Marion. State Road 13 passes north and south through town along Washington Street, and State Road 22/Route 35 runs east and west about two & half mile south of town.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.2 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,011 people, 404 households, and 309 families residing in the town. The population density was 2,141.5 people per square mile (830.5/km²). There were 414 housing units at an average density of 876.9/sq mi (340.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.73% White, 0.40% African American, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 1.19% from other races, and 0.59% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.48% of the population.

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