Parke County

Parke County, Indiana

116 W High St Rm 204
Rockville, IN 47872
Phone: (765) 569-5132
Fax: (765) 569-4222

In west-central IN, north of Terre Haute; organized Jan 9, 1821 from Indian lands. Name Origin: For Benjamin Parke (1777-1835), attorney general of IN Territory (1804-08), IN legislator, and judge of the U.S. District Court of IN (1817-35)

Area (sq mi):: 450.10 (land 444.77; water 5.32) Population per square mile: 39.00
Population 2005: 17,362 State rank: 78 Population change: 2000-20005 0.70%; 1990-2000 11.90% Population 2000: 17,241 (White 96.10%; Black or African American 2.10%; Hispanic or Latino 0.60%; Asian 0.20%; Other 1.10%). Foreign born: 0.50%. Median age: 38.90
Income 2000: per capita $16,986; median household $35,724; Population below poverty level: 11.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $20,431-$21,891
Unemployment (2004): 6.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.40% Median travel time to work: 27.50 minutes Working outside county of residence: 51.20%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Counties USA: A Directory of United States Counties, 3rd Edition. © 2006 by Omnigraphics, Inc.
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3 Rick Franks bowhunted Parke County, Indiana, for this 226-pound 12-pointer.
Parke County.--Indiana Department of Natural Resources surveys identified a single population of Crawfish Frogs in Parke County on 26 March 2007.
EARLY ON the morning of July 30, Sally Harpold and her husband were awakened by police banging on the door of their home in Parke County, Indiana.
Parke County, meanwhile, is gearing up for its annual peak in tourism from October 10 to 19 during the Parke County Covered Bridge Festival.
Parke County, Indiana, is known for having more covered bridges than any other county in the United States.
But nowhere are gourds and gourd art more esteemed than in the home and on the farm of Helen and Ron Thomas, of Parke County, Ind.
5, 1914, in Parke County, Ind., to Roy and Edna Wolverton Miller.
It was 13 inches deep in western Indiana's Parke County and 10 inches of new snow had fallen in south-western Ohio and Eldora, Iowa.
The covered bridge capital of the world is located right here in Indiana in Parke County. There's a covered bridge festival every October, but with the map on you can do a self-tour any time following the five different trails that flow out of Rockville like spokes on a wheel.
The hills and hollows of Parke County, Ind., have been his Harvard and Yale, and the closest he's been to a lecture hall is to sit on a tree stump in the shade of old-growth forest along Sugar Creek in western Indiana.
And, all those covered bridges that grace Parke County? Most of these were financed by private subscription.
11-20 during the Parke County (Ind.) COVERED BRIDGE FESTIVAL.