Posey County

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Posey County, Indiana

126 E 3rd St Rm 220
Mount Vernon, IN 47620
Phone: (812) 838-1300
Fax: (812) 838-1344

In the southwestern corner of IN, west of Evansville; organized Sept 7, 1814 (prior to statehood) from Knox County. Name Origin: For Gen. Thomas Posey (1750-1818), officer in the American Revolution, LA legislator (1805-06), U.S. senator from LA (1812-13), and IN territorial governor (1813-16)

Area (sq mi):: 419.45 (land 408.50; water 10.95) Population per square mile: 65.70
Population 2005: 26,852 State rank: 60 Population change: 2000-20005 -0.80%; 1990-2000 4.20% Population 2000: 27,061 (White 97.70%; Black or African American 0.90%; Hispanic or Latino 0.40%; Asian 0.20%; Other 1.10%). Foreign born: 0.50%. Median age: 37.40
Income 2000: per capita $19,516; median household $44,209; Population below poverty level: 7.40% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $27,565-$29,342
Unemployment (2004): 4.30% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.20% Median travel time to work: 23.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 50.80%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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POSEY COUNTY, INDIANA -- There will be a Gwaltney Family reunion beginning at 10 a.m.
Contract Awarded to Design and build a state-of-the-art nitrogen fertilizer manufacturing facility in Posey County, Indiana.
Further, the senior author has surveyed suitable habitat along the Illinois side of the lower Wabash River (bordering Posey County, Indiana) from White and Gallatin counties southward into Hardin County and has not located any H.
AUDREY SHARP BUCK Posey County, Indiana Total points 26 (9R, 15L) Greatest spread 276/8 Inside spread 164/8 Main beams 23 6/8, 25 2/8 Longest tine 24 7/8 Antler bases 5 5/8, 5 5/8 Abnormal points 128 1/8 Gross typical 128 7/8 Deductions -7 7/8 Net NT score 249 1/8 A TRULY UNIQUE SPECIMEN
Two very contrasting versions of the county's past can be found in the rural backwater of Posey County, Indiana. One is an official history as displayed at Historic New Harmony, an outdoor heritage museum; the other is a folk history narrated by persons from the area and also described in local histories of the county.
In addition, cellular 911 calls are at times, are received from Hamilton, Pope, Hardin, White, Williamson, Johnson and Franklin counties in Illinois, plus Union, Crittenden and Livingston counties in Kentucky and Posey County, Indiana.
Vernon, Posey County, Indiana will significantly enhance the local tax base and growth opportunities.
A fish faunal survey of Posey County, Indiana. Proceedings of the Indiana Academy of Science 90:446-453.