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James W. Loewen (1942-2021)

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Poseyville

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?
Don't Know
Sign?
Don’t Know
Year of Greatest Interest
Still Sundown?
Probably

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 810 0
1940 948 0
1950 1005 0
1960
1970 1035 16 1
1980
1990 1088 0
2000 1187 1
2010 1045 0 2 3
2020

Method of Exclusion

  • Reputation
  • Unknown

Main Ethnic Group(s)

  • Unknown

Group(s) Excluded

  • Black

Comments

Poseyville is in Posey County; Mount Vernon, on the Ohio, is the county seat, has blacks while Poseyville does not.
Posey County Historical Society cites only New Harmony as sundown town. Posey County is the farthest SW county, SW of Evansville. In 1990, Mt. Vernon had 6,917 total, 262 bl. and 52 households; the entire rest of Posey County had 25,588 total, 21 bl. and 7 households; Poseyville had 0 bl., 1,088 total.