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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.

Clarksville

Indiana

Basic Information

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

Sundown Town Status

Confirmed Sundown Town?
Possible
Was there an ordinance?
Sign?
Year of Greatest Interest
Still Sundown?
Surely Not

Census Information

The available census data from 1860 to the present
Total White Black Asian Native Hispanic Other BHshld
1860
1870
1880
1890
1900
1910
1920
1930 2243 4
1940 2386 1
1950 5905 0
1960 8088 0
1970 13298 659 17
1980
1990 19833 737
2000 21400 1197 58 200
2010 21724 1221 75 155
2020

Method of Exclusion

  • Realtors

Main Ethnic Group(s)

Group(s) Excluded

  • Black

Comments

email 3/2008

Deeds have restrictive covenants. Property was not to be sold to blacks.
The public schools had no blacks at least between 1954-1966.
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Clarksville, IN, expelled its blacks, maybe around 1905? Also that Utica and Sellersburg had no blacks, perhaps in the aftermath of a lynching in Sellersburg around 1895?
–cite Clark County historian, 2007.