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The Indiana state capital is Indianapolis.
The distance from Waverly to Washington DC is 532 miles.
The distance to the Indiana state capital is 16 miles. (as the crow flies)
Waverly is positioned 39.56 degrees north of the equator and 86.27 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Waverly elevation is 646 feet above sea level.


17 miles south of Indianapolis and 12 miles north of Martinsville in central Indiana. Waverly is located in Harrison Township along with Waverly Woods and Bluff.
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moderate. Here is a current weather page for the Martinsville area.
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History & History Related Items

Waverly is the oldest existing village in the county. It is here where Jacob Wetzel and son, cut the first road across Indiana to Metamora. (Wetzel Trace) Also, this was an area for a French /Indian trading post located on the White River called Port Royal.

The first settler of what is now Waverly was Hiram T. Craig in 1819. Port Royal, just upriver, was settled in 1818 by Jacob Whetzel. Once considered as a site for the state capital, Port Royal no longer exists. Waverly is thought to be the oldest existing village in the county. Jacob Whetzel's gravesite may be found just south of Waverly. The construction of the Central Canal prompted the growth and development of Waverly. Cornelius Free built the largest grist mill in the state here which attracted hundreds of wagons at a time waiting for service at the mill. Other businesses followed the mill, including a storehouse, a corn drying kiln, and a woolen factory. In 1855, the town of Far West was absorbed into Waverly when the Post office name became official. By 1870, the canal project had gone bankrupt, but Waverly continued to grow and thrive.

Here is a history page for Waverly.

In March of 1822, Martinsville, Centerton and Waverly were all being considered for the site of the County seat for the new Morgan County. Martinsville, because of its central location, was designated as the county seat over Waverly and Centerton.
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Waverly Libraries

Morgan County Public Library
110 South Jefferson Street
Martinsville, IN 46151
Phone: 765-342-3451
Fax: 765-342-9992

Waverly Schools

The current Waverly Elementary School was built on 15 acres in 1964 with an addition in 1969 and accommodates 360 students k-6. Grades 7-12 ride buses to the junior and senior high school in Mooresville. Waverly Elementary is a part of the Mooresville Consolidated School District.

8525 Waverly Road
Martinsville, IN 46158
Phone: 317-831-9218

Mooresville Consolidated School Corporation
11 West Carlisle St.
Mooresville, Indiana 46158
Phone: 317-831-0950
Fax: 317-831-9202 Waverly


The population of Waverly was:
1870 - 150

Waverly is located in the Eastern Time zone.

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