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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.

Lexington

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?
Surely
Was there an ordinance?
Perhaps, Some Oral Evidence
Sign?
Don’t Know
Year of Greatest Interest
Still Sundown?
Don’t Know

Census Information

The available census data from 1860 to the present
Total White Black Asian Native Hispanic Other BHshld
1860
1870
1880
1890
1900
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1920
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Method of Exclusion

  • Threat of Violence
  • Reputation

Main Ethnic Group(s)

  • Unknown

Group(s) Excluded

  • Black

Comments

Emma Lou Thornbrough writes in _The Negro in Indiana_ (Indianapolis: IN Historical Bureau, 1957), “Negroes were not allowed in Scottsberg or Lexington in Scott County, and the census figures for 1890 and 1900 show only one colored person in the entire county. (p. 226) In 2000, Scott County had not one black household! Eleven blacks.