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James W. Loewen (1942-2021)

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Henryville

Indiana

Basic Information

Type of Place
CDP, Unincorporated Borough, or MCD
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?
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
1910
1920
1930
1940
1950
1960
1970
1980
1990
2000 1545 1 4 2
2010 1905 0 5 0
2020

Method of Exclusion

Main Ethnic Group(s)

Group(s) Excluded

  • Black

Comments

email November 2007:

November 1871 three black men–George Johnson, Squire Taylor, and
Charles Davis–were lynched in Charlestown, then the county seat, for
reputedly hacking to death the Cyrus Park family near Henryville in north
central Clark County. The Henryville community where the murder of the Parks family occurred was all white and might have been a “sundown” town, but I just don’t know.