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Site of the Wabash-Erie Canal

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The population of Montezuma is approximately 1,179 (2000), 1022 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 527 (2000), 417 (2010).

The amount of land area in Montezuma is 1.538 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Montezuma is 0.6 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Montezuma to Washington DC is 590 miles. The distance to the Indiana state capital is 69 miles. (as the crow flies)
Montezuma is positioned 39.79 degrees north of the equator and 87.36 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Montezuma elevation is 501 feet above sea level.
Montezuma per capita income is $13,754 (2000).
Montezuma median income is $31,500 (2005).

The Montezuma median home price is $52,200 (2005).

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Montezuma location: in west-central Indiana about 22 miles from Terre Haute. Other nearby communities include Mecca, Newport, Fairview Park, Dana, Bloomingdale, Clinton, Rockville and Cayuga.

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Climate & Weather

The weather in Montezuma is moderate. Here is a current weather page for Montezuma.
Montezuma average annual precipitation is 43.4 inches per year.
Montezuma average annual snowfall is 23.4 inches per year.
The average winter temperature is 26.7 degrees F.
The average spring temperature is 53.3 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 75.8 degrees F.
The average fall temperature is 55.6 degrees F.

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Montezuma history:

First settled in 1821 by Samuel West when he built a log cabin. The town was founded two years later in 1823. In 1824, there were 40 residents. The naming story for the town is unsure, but some say it was named for the town of Montezuma in New York which lay on the original Erie Canal there. Others say it was for the Aztec emperors of the same name due to the large numbers of Native Americans in the area. Montezuma became a prominent city in the area due to its location on the Wabash River. It was a major shipping point for the county during its early years. Once the Wabash and Erie Canal was built in 1850, Montezuma thrived even more. For ten years, the prosperity continued. When the canal was closed, businesses declined and gradually closed. In 1873, the Indianapolis, Decatur and Springfield railroad was built through the Reserve Township and a station was opened here.

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The settling of Montezuma: 1821
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Montezuma is the western gateway to the Parke County Covered Bridge Festival

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