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Lake County, Indiana


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The Indiana state capital is Indianapolis.
The population of East Chicago is approximately 33,892 (1990), 29698 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 13,484 (1990), 10724 (2010).
The amount of land area in East Chicago is 31.023 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 9.466 sq kilometers.
The distance from East Chicago to Washington DC is 603 miles.
The distance to the Indiana state capital is 147 miles. (as the crow flies)
East Chicago is positioned 41.64 degrees north of the equator and 87.45 degrees west of the prime meridian.

East Chicago Community News

2003 April 21
50th Wedding Anniversary
Rev. Howard Theodore Smith (Lorman, MS) and Mrs. Ruby "Etoye" Etaw Nichols Smith (Decatur & Meridian, MS) will celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary on Saturday, June 7, 2003 in East Chicago, IN. Their nine daughters who live in East Chicago, Indianapolis, and Muncie, IN; Louisville, KY; Dallas, TX, Sierra Vista, AZ, and Bosnia - are extending an open invitation to anyone who remembers "Etoye" (or has met her husband and children) to drop a line of congratulations to their parents.

Rev. & Sis. Smith have lived in East Chicago since their marriage in Meridian on June 7, 1953. Rev. Smith attended Alcorn prior to serving in the Army. He pastors the New Starlight Missionary Baptist Church of East Chicago, IN. Sis. Smith worked in a variety of capacities including child care and nursing home activities. Growing up in Decatur, she attended Midway Baptist Church. In Meridian she attended New Hope Baptist Church and graduated from the former T.J. Harris Sr. High School.

Any messages received will be shared during the celebration. Feel free to contact them through their daughter, Marcia Smith-Woodard at or P.O. Box 532304 Indianapolis.

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