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James W. Loewen (1942-2021)

We mourn the loss of our friend and colleague and remain committed to the work he began.

Cannelton

Indiana

Basic Information

Type of Place
Independent City or Town
Metro Area
Politics c. 1860?
Unions, Organized Labor?

Sundown Town Status

Confirmed Sundown Town?
Probable
Was there an ordinance?
Sign?
Perhaps, Some Oral Evidence
Year of Greatest Interest
1910-20
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 2188 65
1910 2130 13
1920 7
1930 2265 2
1940 2240 0
1950 2027 1
1960 1829 1 0
1970 2280 3
1980
1990 1786 1
2000
2010 1563 2 1 10
2020

Method of Exclusion

Main Ethnic Group(s)

Group(s) Excluded

  • Black

Comments

A former resident who has since deceased told the County Genealogist that there used to be a sign that said, “Nigger don’t let the sun set on you in Troy.”

(Referring to Troy Township, which includes Cannelton and Tell City, IN).