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The population of Metamora is approximately 1,553 (2000), 188 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 608 (2000), 78 (2010).

Metamora is positioned 39.43 degrees north of the equator and 85.14 degrees west of the prime meridian.

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Metamora location: in the Cincinnati, Ohio vicinity.

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Metamora history:

The village of Metamora, Indiana sits on land acquired from the Indians on September 30, 1809. This treaty, the third with the Native Americans, is known as the Twelve-Mile Purchase. On October 22, 1811, a government land grant for 160 acres was issued to Larkin Sims. The first Post Office was established in April, 1826, at which time the town was registered as "Duck Creek Crossing". On June 11, 1838, the town officially became known as "Metamora".
In the center of Metamora sits the Whitewater Canal. The Whitewater Canal Company was incorporated in 1826 and work on the canal began in 1836. In 1847 the canal was completed. The canal ran from Laweranceburg to Hagerstown. It stretched for 76 miles, operated by 56 locks and 7 feeder! dams.
The Whitewater Valley Railroad Company purchased the canal in 1866. The railroad laid their tracks atop the old towpath and allowed the canal to deteriorate. Passenger trains were discontinued and U.S. highway 52 bypassed the town in the mid 1930's. The bustle and prosperity of the village ceased.
In 1947, the Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) created a state historic site at the old canal. In the early 1960's, the DNR began taking passengers on short canal trips. The mill museum was dedicated in 1973 and the Whitewater Valley Railroad began excursion passenger service in 1974.
In 1968, Metamora began attracting some "modern" pioneers. Artist opened galleries. Entrepreneurs sold antiques. Crafters demonstrated their skills. Currently there are over 100 shops, inns, and restaurants located along the historic canal.
This page tells about Old Metamora. Old Metamora, next to the Whitewater Canal State Historic Site is a miniature version of a 19th century canal town, including a working aqueducts. The flags posted on buildings in Old Metamora indicate when an establishment is open for business. Special events during the year include: the Christmas Walk (three weekends following Thanksgiving), May Day (the first weekend in May), The Strawberry Festival (first weekend in June), and Canal Days (the first weekend in October) which celebrates the origin of Metamora.
The settling of Metamora: October 22, 1811, a government land grant for 160 acres was issued to Larkin Sims
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For more information about Metamora, call this Welcome Line: 765-647-2109

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Whitewater Canal State Historic Site,br> just south of town
Phone: (317) 647-6512
a restored 14 miles section of the old canal originally built 1836-47. See a replica of the flat-bottom boat pulled by a team of horses. Take a canal ride and see the restored and operatin 1845 gristmill. A museum and tours are available.

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