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The Indiana state capital is Indianapolis.
The population of Edwardsport is approximately 348 (2006), 303 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 185 (1990), 128 (2010).
The amount of land area in Edwardsport is 0.72 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Edwardsport is 0.3 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Edwardsport to Washington DC is 580 miles.
The distance to the Indiana state capital is 91 miles. (as the crow flies)
Edwardsport is positioned 38.81 degrees north of the equator and 87.25 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Edwardsport elevation is 512 feet above sea level.
Edwardsport median income is $ 27,100 (2005).
The Edwardsport median home price is $ 34,100 (2005).


on the west fork of the White River, in southwestern Indiana about 47 miles from Terre Haute and about 102 miles from Indianapolis. Other nearby communities include Bicknell, Plainville, Sandborn, Wheatland, Washington, Bruceville, Elnora and Oaktown.
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History & History Related Items

The actual first settler of the area was John Hopkins, but he didn't stay very long, only a few years. A surveyor, Edward Wilkes, was sent to lay out the town for Sullivan County. Once he was finished in May 1832, it was decided to name the new town after him. He also stayed and became the first postmaster. It wasn't until after 1845 that business began to thrive in Edwardsport. A grist mill was built as well as a sawmill. When the railroad was completed in 1873, more people came to live in Edwardsport and the area thrived. In 1892, President Benjamin Harrison campaigned for a second term and gave a speech in Edwardsport from the rear of the train he was on. It created quite a stir in the entire area as many came to hear him speak. The first high school was organized in 1896. Students would be able to graduate in three years. Electricity came to Edwardsport in 1917, changing the lives of many. There are two cemeteries where many of the early pioneers are buried; the Edwardsport Town Cemetery and the Edwardsport Odd Fellows Cemetery west of town.
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The population of Edwardsport was:
1990 - 380
2000 - 363
2006 - 348
Median household income:
2000 - $ 26,750
2005 - $ 27,100

median house value:
2000 - $ 30,200
2005 - $ 34,100

Median age:
2000 - 36.9 years

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