Cities & Towns

Bethany

As of the census of 2000, there were 94 people, 30 households, and 24 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,133.6 people per square mile (453.7/km²). There were 34 housing units at an average density of 410.0 per square mile (164.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.94% White, and 1.06% from two or more races.

There were 30 households out of which 50.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.0% were married couples living together, and 20.0% were non-families. 13.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.13 and the average family size was 3.46.

In the town the population was spread out with 33.0% under the age of 18, 10.6% from 18 to 24, 30.9% from 25 to 44, 18.1% from 45 to 64, and 7.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 123.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 110.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $22,344, and the median income for a family was $56,250. Males had a median income of $25,000 versus $12,500 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,967. There were no families and 1.9% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 100.0% of those over 64.

 

 

 

Brooklyn

Brooklyn is a town in Clay Township, Morgan County, Indiana, United States. The population was 1,598 at the 2010 census.

There were 580 households of which 40.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.4% were married couples living together, 15.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 21.6% were non-families. 16.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.76 and the average family size was 3.05.

The median age in the town was 34.7 years. 28.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.5% were from 25 to 44; 25.8% were from 45 to 64; and 11% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 50.4% male and 49.6% female.

 

 

 

Eminence

Eminence is an unincorporated town in Adams Township, Morgan County, Indiana.

Glenn M. Curtis, four-time Indiana state champion basketball coach (Lebanon & Martinsville) and coach at Indiana State and the high school coach of John Wooden.

 

 

 

 

Martinsville

Earning the nickname City of Mineral Water for its well-known mineral water sanitariums, Martinsville has been the county seat of Morgan County since its founding in 1822. The name “Martinsville” was given to the community in honor of its surveyor, John Martin. Located in south-central Indiana, immediately southwest of Indianapolis, Martinsville’s 2016 population was 11,669.

Martinsville is a rural area of approximately 404 square miles with 172 people per square mile and is the largest community in Morgan County. The City’s history with mineral water sanitariums dates back to the first one opened in 1888 (Barnard) and the last one (Home Lawn) closing in 1968. Over those years, 12 different sanitariums were in Martinsville.

 

 

 

Monrovia

Monrovia is a town in Monroe Township, Morgan County, Indiana, United States. The population was 1,063 at the 2010 census.

The Monroe-Gregg School District which serves students in Monroe and Gregg townships in Morgan County operates three schools:

  • Monrovia Elementary School houses grades K-5. It replaced Hall Elementary School.
  • Monrovia Middle School, recently constructed, houses grades 6-8.
  • Monrovia Junior-Senior High School houses grades 9-12.

Hall Elementary School, which had previously housed grades 4-6 (with Monrovia Elementary School housing K-3 and Monrovia Junior-Senior High School housing 7-12), has recently closed.

 

 

 

Morgantown

Morgantown is a town in Jackson Township, Morgan County, Indiana, United States. The population was 986 at the 2010 census.

Morgantown was founded by Robert Bowles and Samuel Teeters, who first laid out 52 lots in the month of March, 1831.The first resident of Morgantown was Samuel Teeters, who located there in 1828 and was afterward joined by John Bowles and many others. By 1836, the village had a population of about fifteen families (or seventy persons) and multiple businesses. Among the first businesses were several liquor stores, the first of which opened in 1831. A general store opened in 1832, and the first store of goods opened in 1834 with about $2,000 worth of goods (approximately $45,000 after inflation). In 1835, Col. John Vawter sent a stock of general merchandise, worth about $3,000 (approximately $66,000 after inflation), in charge of James Chambers, to Morgantown, but did not move there himself until 1849. After moving to Morgantown, Vawter became the founder and first pastor of the Baptist Church. He gave and bore the expense of construction of the brick church, costing about $2,000 (approximately $54,000 after inflation).

In 1987 “Colonel Vawter’s Day” was established and is celebrated in the third week of September in Morgantown.

 

 

 

Mooresville

In 1824, Samuel Moore, a North Carolina Quaker, laid out the plans for the land he purchased for $2.00 an acre in 1823.He called it Mooresville, after his last name. Samuel chose thislocation because of the delta that laid between the east and west forks of White Lick Creek. This land had a fertile bottom ground and water to power mills. He set aside 16 lots within four 5 acre blocks. Mr. Moore would not allow a public sale of the lots, but gave the lots to desirable citizens.

Asa Bales built the first cabin in the town. Samuel Moore Rooker was the first child born in town and was named for and by Samuel Moore. Mr. Moore constructed a frame building on the northeast corner of the public square, from which he sold his merchandise.

In 1826 Alexander Worth & Company opened the second store and also built a wollen mill. The first school society in Mooresville was organized in Samuel Moore’s store in 1828.
Also in 1828, Samuel Moore married Eliza Worthington of Madison, Indiana. Eliza was a Methodist and both the Quaker and Methodist denominations were prominent in the early development of the community.

By 1831 the population of Mooresville had grown to 200. The town was incorporated in 1838. The Mooresville Chronicle was established in 1846 and lasted four years. In 1872, the first bank, Savings Bank of Mooresville, was established. Samuel Moore died in 1889, at the age of 90.

Mooresville adopted “Home of the State Flag” as its slogan in 1966, in honor of Paul Hadley, the Indiana state flag’s designer. Mr. Hadley was a well-known watercolor artist and lived in Mooresville for many years.

Mooresville’s population grew from 200 in 1831 to 2,000 in 1900 to just over 10,000 today.

 

 

 

Paragon

As of the census of 2000, there were 663 people, 237 households, and 176 families residing in the town. The population density was 2,640.8 people per square mile (1,023.9/km²). There were 275 housing units at an average density of 1,095.4 per square mile (424.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.70% White, 0.15% from other races, and 0.15% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.60% of the population.

There were 237 households out of which 39.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.4% were married couples living together, 6.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.7% were non-families. 18.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.80 and the average family size was 3.18.

In the town the population was spread out with 32.4% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 29.9% from 25 to 44, 19.0% from 45 to 64, and 10.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 99.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $37,333, and the median income for a family was $38,971. Males had a median income of $33,750 versus $21,354 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,193. About 11.5% of families and 13.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.8% of those under age 18 and 9.8% of those age 65 or over.