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James W. Loewen (1942-2021)

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Arcadia

Indiana

Basic Information

Type of Place
Independent City or Town
Metro Area
Politics c. 1860?
Don’t Know
Unions, Organized Labor?
Don’t Know

Sundown Town Status

Confirmed Sundown Town?
Probable
Was there an ordinance?
Perhaps, Some Oral Evidence
Sign?
Don’t Know
Year of Greatest Interest
Still Sundown?
Probably Not, Although Still Very Few Black People

Census Information

The available census data from 1860 to the present
Total White Black Asian Native Hispanic Other BHshld
1860
1870
1880
1890
1900 1400 4
1910
1920
1930
1940
1950 1073 0
1960 1271 0
1970 1338 2
1980
1990 1468 7 0
2000 1747 16
2010 1666 7
2020

Method of Exclusion

  • Unknown

Main Ethnic Group(s)

  • Unknown

Group(s) Excluded

  • Black

Comments

Arcadia: near Roberts, a rural black settlement, would not let blacks buy property in town. In 1900, Arcadia had 4 blacks among 1400 people. (Stephen A. Vincent, Southern Seed, Northern Soil (Indianapolis: IN UP, 1999), 126-27.)