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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.

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Elwood location: 45 miles north of Indianapolis,

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Elwood history:

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.

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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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