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French Lick
Orange County, Indiana


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Statistics & Facts

The Indiana state capital is Indianapolis.
The population of French Lick is approximately 1,941 (2000), 1807 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 948 (1990), 764 (2010).
The amount of land area in French Lick is 4.202 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in French Lick is 1.6 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from French Lick to Washington DC is 545 miles.
The distance to the Indiana state capital is 88 miles. (as the crow flies)
French Lick is positioned 38.54 degrees north of the equator and 86.62 degrees west of the prime meridian.
French Lick elevation is 511 feet above sea level.
French Lick median income is $ 27,197.
The French Lick median home price is $ 52,800.
The average winter temperature is 31.8 degrees F.
The average spring temperature is 65.5 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 78.3 degrees F.
The average fall temperature is 57.8 degrees F.


in southern Indiana along Highway 56. It is on the banks of the Lost Underground River near Springs Valley State Fish and Wildlife Area and the east fork of the White River. It is surrounded by the Hoosier National Forest. Nearby communities include Paoli, Orleans, Mitchell, Loogootee, Bedford, Jasper, Oolitic and Ferdinand. Bloomington is 43 miles away and Indianapolis about 105 miles.
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History & History Related Items

The town was named because of salt springs in the area that attracted wildlife. Another reason was because the French built a fort here.
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Tony Kendall's Wild Hair Museum
the only one of its kind in the world.
This unusual museum is located inside of his beauty salon, Body Reflections.
An unusual collection of vintage razors, shears, combs, hairbrushes, hair tonics, permanent-wave machines and, of course, even hair, are displayed in cases and on wall-to-wall shelves within the salon
A lock of Elvis Presley's hair is among the exhibits

Indiana Railway Museum
1 Monon St.
French Lick, IN
Phone: 812-936-2405
Reservations: 800-748-7246
This museum displays railroad memorabilia and old railroad cars and engines. A 20 mile round trip on a 1920s era train is offered.
Museum open daily 9am-5m; closed major holidays. Train rides schedules vary, please call ahead.
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French Lick City Government

Town of French Lick
PO Box 347
French Lick IN 47432

French Lick Municipal Airport
Phone: 812-936-2222
French Lick Municipal Airport serves French Lick and Orange County and is owned by French Lick Boac. The paved runway extends for 5500 feet. The facility is at an elevation of 792 feet and about 3 miles from French Lick.

French Lick Historical Events

Tomato juice was first served at a French Lick, Indiana Hotel in 1925.

French Lick Chamber

French Lick-West Baden Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 347
French Lick, IN 47432
Phone: (812) 936-2405

French Lick Organizations

French Lick-West Baden Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 347
French Lick, IN 47432
Phone: (812) 936-2405 French Lick


The population of French Lick was:
1990 - 2,087
2000 - 1,941

Area code is 812 (9-2003)

French Lick is located in the Eastern Time Zone. It does NOT participate in daylight savings time.

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