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Montezuma
Parke County, Indiana

ZipCodes
47862

Motto
Site of the Wabash-Erie Canal



Page Contents for Montezuma, Indiana

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Chamber of Commerce.

Community events.

Libraries.

Schools.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The Indiana state capital is Indianapolis.
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.
Montezuma average annual precipitation is 43.4 inches peryear.
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.

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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Weather


moderate. Here is a current weather page for Montezuma.
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History & History Related Items

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.

Here is a history page for Montezuma.
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The settling of Montezuma

1821


Attractions

Montezuma is the western gateway to the Parke County Covered Bridge Festival
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Montezuma City Government

Town of Montezuma, Indiana
1243 North Jackson Street
Montezuma, Indiana

Montezuma is governed by a town council of five members, one for each precinct and one at-large member.


Montezuma Fire Dept
US Route 36
Montezuma, IN 47862
Phone: 765-569-3569


Montezuma Volunteer Fire Dept
US Route 36
Montezuma, IN 47862
Phone: 765-245-2506

Montezuma Chamber

Parke County Chamber of Commerce
105 N. Market Street, Suite A
Rockville, Indiana 47872
Phone: 765-569-5565
Serving all towns in Parke County including Bloomingdale, Tangier, Marshall, Mansfield, Montezuma, Bridgeton and Rosedale

Montezuma Community Events

Community Events in Montezuma.

Montezuma Organizations

Parke County Chamber of Commerce
105 N. Market Street, Suite A
Rockville, Indiana 47872
Phone: 765-569-5565
Serving all towns in Parke County including Bloomingdale, Tangier, Marshall, Mansfield, Montezuma, Bridgeton and Rosedale

Montezuma Libraries

Montezuma Public Library
270 Crawford St
P.O. Box 70
Montezuma, IN 47862
Phone: 765-245-2772

Montezuma Schools

Montezuma Elementary School
459 East Strawberry Rd
Montezuma, IN 47862
Phone: 765-245-2303
Southwest Parke Community Schools
4851 South Coxville Road
Montezuma, IN 47862
PHone: 765-569-2073 Montezuma

Miscellany

The population of Montezuma was:
1990 - 1,134
2000 - 1,179
2003 - 1,166
2006 - 1,123

The number of housing units was:
1990 - 570
2000 - 527


Median age:
2000 - 37.3 years

Median household income:
2000 - $ 31,111
2005 - $ 31,500

Median house value:
2000 - $ 46,200
2005 - $ 52,200

Montezuma is located in the Eastern Time Zone and does participate in daylight savings time during a portion of the year.


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