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The population of New Castle is approximately 18,090 (1992), 18114 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 7,829 (1990), 7769 (2010).

The amount of land area in New Castle is 14.822 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from New Castle to Washington DC is 478 miles. The distance to the Indiana state capital is 45 miles. (as the crow flies)
New Castle is positioned 39.92 degrees north of the equator and 85.36 degrees west of the prime meridian.

New Castle elevation is 900 - 1100 feet above sea level.
The city tree is the Golden Raintree.
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New Castle location: east of Indianapolis, south of Muncie, in East Central Indiana, only 45 minutes driving time to Indianapolis.

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History & History Related Items

New Castle history:

Henry County, named in honor of Virginia patriot Patrick Henry, was created on December 31, 1821 from the Delaware New Purchase. The county was officially organized June 1, 1822. The county seat is New Castle. Henry County was the birthplace of Wilbur Wright and is the setting for Ross Lockridge's Raintree County. The county has a large agricultural base, with 76% of the land in farms. Most of the livestock is in cattle and in hogs.

The Legend of the Raintree
"Legendary Johnny Appleseed, wandered the midwest carrying among his appleseeds a single, exotic seed ... from a golden raintree. Looking for a place where it would flourish and grow, he planted it somewhere here in Henry County. Legend has it that those who find the raintree discover the realization of all dreams."
"From the historical novel and movie, Raintree County"
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New Castle attractions:
Henry County Art Center
Art Association of Henry County, Inc.
218 S. 15th Street
PO Box 842
New Castle, IN 47362
Phone 765.529.2634

Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame Museum
408 Trojan Lane
New Castle IN 47362
Phone: 317-529-1891

4-H Horse Grounds & Henry County Saddle Club
Jordan Arena, Memorial Park
New Castle IN
Shows run April through October

Wilbur Wright State Fish & Wildlife Area
2239 North State Road 103
New Castle IN 47362
Phone:317- 529-9581

Summit Lake State Park
5993 North Messick Road
New Castle IN
Phone: 317-766-5873

Wilbur Wright Birthplace
1651 East County Road 750 East
Hagerstown IN 47346
Phone: 317-332-2495

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