Waveland, Indiana

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Waveland, Indiana
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Location of Waveland in Montgomery County, Indiana.
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Waveland
Waveland's location in Montgomery County
Coordinates: 39°52′42″N87°2′35″W / 39.87833°N 87.04306°W / 39.87833; -87.04306 Coordinates: 39°52′42″N87°2′35″W / 39.87833°N 87.04306°W / 39.87833; -87.04306
Country United States
State Indiana
County Montgomery
Township Brown
Area [1]
  Total 0.33 sq mi (0.86 km2)
  Land 0.33 sq mi (0.86 km2)
  Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation [2] 781 ft (238 m)
Population (2010) [3]
  Total 420
  Estimate (2016) [4] 419
  Density 1,265.86/sq mi (488.62/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
  Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 47989
Area code(s) 765
FIPS code 18-81458 [5]
GNIS feature ID 445564

Waveland is a town in Brown Township, Montgomery County, in the U.S. state of Indiana. [6] The population was 420 at the 2010 census.

Brown Township, Montgomery County, Indiana Township in Indiana, United States

Brown Township is one of eleven townships in Montgomery County, Indiana, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 1,719 and it contained 739 housing units.

Montgomery County, Indiana County in the United States

Montgomery County is a county in the U.S. state of Indiana. As of 2010, the population was 38,124. The county seat is Crawfordsville. The county has 11 townships which provide local services.

U.S. state constituent political entity of the United States

In the United States, a state is a constituent political entity, of which there are currently 50. Bound together in a political union, each state holds governmental jurisdiction over a separate and defined geographic territory and shares its sovereignty with the federal government. Due to this shared sovereignty, Americans are citizens both of the federal republic and of the state in which they reside. State citizenship and residency are flexible, and no government approval is required to move between states, except for persons restricted by certain types of court orders. Four states use the term commonwealth rather than state in their full official names.

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History

Waveland was platted by John Milligan in 1835. [7] The settlement began as a resting place at a good spring between Terre Haute and Lafayette, Indiana. After a trading post and post office were established, Milligan developed the surrounding property. By 1850, the town had three general stores, three churches, two inns, two wagon shops and a blacksmith. Waveland was the boyhood home of American Impressionist T. C. Steele. His parents, Samuel and Harriett, moved to the thriving settlement when Steele was five years old, around 1852. Steele's father rented a saddle shop from John Milligan. Young Steele was enrolled in the outstanding Waveland Academy. The Presbyterian Church had recognized the need for higher learning in this community and provided a new brick building for the education of children. Steele family records show that, until 1870, they owned the cottage at 110 Cross Street in Waveland, built on one of Milligan's lots. [8]

American Impressionism style of painting

American Impressionism was a style of painting related to European Impressionism and practiced by American artists in the United States during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. American Impressionism is a style of painting characterized by loose brushwork and vivid colors. The style often depicted landscapes mixed with scenes of upper-class domestic life.

Theodore Clement Steele was an American Impressionist painter known for his Indiana landscapes. Steele was an innovator and leader in American Midwest painting and is one of the most famous of Indiana's Hoosier Group painters. In addition to painting, Steele contributed writings, public lectures, and hours of community service on art juries that selected entries for national and international exhibitions, most notably the Universal Exposition (1900) in Paris, France, and the Louisiana Purchase Exposition (1904) in Saint Louis, Missouri. He was also involved in organizing pioneering art associations, such as the Society of Western Artists.

The George Seybold House and T.C. Steele Boyhood Home are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. [9]

George Seybold House

George Seybold House, also known as the Fred W. Kelley House, is a historic home located at Waveland, Montgomery County, Indiana. It was built in 1886 and is a three-story, Stick style frame dwelling with a 1½-story rear wing. The building features embellished gable ends with decorative vergeboards, king post trusses, and brackets.

T.C. Steele Boyhood Home

T.C. Steele Boyhood Home, also known as the T.C. Steele House, is a historic home located at Waveland, Montgomery County, Indiana. It was built about 1852, and is a 1 1/2-story, three bay, Greek Revival style frame dwelling with a front-gable roof. The house was renovated and enlarged between 1895 and 1902. It was partially restored in 2002. Restoration was completed in 2014 and the home now operates as a privately owned, no cost retreat for artists and historic preservationists. It was the boyhood home of noted Indiana impressionist artist T.C. Steele (1847-1926).

National Register of Historic Places federal list of historic sites in the United States

The National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) is the United States federal government's official list of districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects deemed worthy of preservation for their historical significance. A property listed in the National Register, or located within a National Register Historic District, may qualify for tax incentives derived from the total value of expenses incurred preserving the property.

Geography

Waveland is located at 39°52′42″N87°2′35″W / 39.87833°N 87.04306°W / 39.87833; -87.04306 (39.878330, -87.042937). [10]

According to the 2010 census, Waveland has a total area of 0.32 square miles (0.83 km2), all land. [11]

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Victorian house in Waveland
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Water Tower

Climate

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Waveland has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps. [12]

Humid subtropical climate category in the Köppen climate classification system

A humid subtropical climate is a zone of climate characterized by hot and humid summers, and mild winters. These climates normally lie on the southeast side of all continents, generally between latitudes 25° and 35° and are located poleward from adjacent tropical climates.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 592
1890 66312.0%
1900 648−2.3%
1910 6764.3%
1920 590−12.7%
1930 542−8.1%
1940 530−2.2%
1950 5534.3%
1960 549−0.7%
1970 5571.5%
1980 5590.4%
1990 474−15.2%
2000 416−12.2%
2010 4201.0%
Est. 2016419 [4] −0.2%
U.S. Decennial Census [13]

2010 census

As of the census [3] of 2010, there were 420 people, 169 households, and 118 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,312.5 inhabitants per square mile (506.8/km2). There were 202 housing units at an average density of 631.3 per square mile (243.7/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.1% White, 0.2% Native American, and 1.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.6% of the population.

There were 169 households of which 35.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.7% were married couples living together, 13.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 30.2% were non-families. 24.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 2.93.

The median age in the town was 36.8 years. 27.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.4% were from 25 to 44; 23.6% were from 45 to 64; and 19.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 48.1% male and 51.9% female.

2000 census

As of the census [5] of 2000, there were 416 people, 168 households, and 115 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,151.6 people per square mile (446.2/km²). There were 194 housing units at an average density of 537.0 per square mile (208.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.36% White, 2.16% from other races, and 0.48% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.44% of the population.

There were 168 households out of which 34.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.5% were married couples living together, 5.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.5% were non-families. 28.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the town, the population was spread out with 26.4% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 29.6% from 25 to 44, 18.0% from 45 to 64, and 18.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 98.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $43,036, and the median income for a family was $46,250. Males had a median income of $37,250 versus $23,125 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,970. About 1.6% of families and 2.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.0% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.

Government

The town is governed by an elected five-chair town board which oversees the finances, ordinances, and other business of the town and park. The town clerk is also elected. The town employs a town marshal and his deputies who are responsible for law enforcement services in the town and at the lake and park outside of town known as "Lake Waveland" near the Parke/Montgomery County line.

Education

South Montgomery Community School Corporation operates public schools serving Waveland. [14] Southmont Junior High School and Southmont High School serve secondary students.

The town has a lending library, the Waveland-Brown Township Public Library. [15]

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