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Statistics & Facts

The Indiana state capital is Indianapolis.
The population of Elwood is approximately 9,494 (1990), 8614 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 3,946 (1990), 3455 (2010).
The amount of land area in Elwood is 8.265 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Elwood to Washington DC is 493 miles.
The distance to the Indiana state capital is 38 miles. (as the crow flies)
Elwood is positioned 40.27 degrees north of the equator and 85.83 degrees west of the prime meridian.


45 miles north of Indianapolis,
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History & History Related Items

The first name for Elwood was Quincy, so named by James Anderson, Mark Simmons and J.B. Frazier in 1853. Since there was already a Quincy in Indiana's Spencer County, they chose the name of Duck Creek for the large duck swamp nearby. The name of Elwood came from the son of Mr. Frazier when someone pointed to the boy and said, "Why not call it Elwood?" So it was named on July 21, 1869.

For more history of Elwood see this page about the city
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Festivals in Elwood, including:
25th Annual Glass Festival, Annual Spring Fest, Red Gold Chili Cook-off, July Fourth Celebration, and St. Stephen's Strawberry Festival


Wendell L. Willkie, Politician. Perhaps one of the biggest days in the history of Elwood was August 17th, 1940, when Wendell L. Willkie, a native of the community, came back to accept the Republican Nomination for President of the United States.
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Elwood City Government

City of Elwood
1505 South B St
Elwood, IN 46036
Elwood City Hall phone: 765-552-5076

Elwood Police and Fire Departments

Elwood Chamber

Elwood Chamber of Commerce
108 S Anderson St
Elwood, IN 46036-2013
Phone: 765-552-0180
Fax: 765-552-1277

Elwood Organizations

Elwood Chamber of Commerce
108 S Anderson St
Elwood, IN 46036-2013
Phone: 765-552-0180
Fax: 765-552-1277

Elwood Libraries

Elwood Public Library
1600 Main St
Elwood, IN 46036
Phone: 765-552-5001

Elwood Schools

Elwood Community School Corporation
1306 N Anderson St
Elwood, IN 46036-1104
Phone: 765-552-9861
Fax: 765-552-8088

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