- Paoli, Indiana
official_name = Paoli, Indiana
mapsize = 250x200px
map_caption = Location of Paoli in the state of
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Orange
subdivision_type3 = Township
subdivision_name3 = Paoli
unit_pref = Imperial
area_total_km2 = 9.8
area_land_km2 = 9.8
area_water_km2 = 0.0
area_total_sq_mi = 3.8
area_land_sq_mi = 3.8
area_water_sq_mi = 0.0
population_as_of = 2006
population_total = 3933
population_density_km2 = 392.3
population_density_sq_mi = 1016.0
timezone = Eastern (EST)
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = EDT
utc_offset_DST = -4
elevation_m = 190
elevation_ft = 623
latd = 38 |latm = 33 |lats = 28 |latNS = N
longd = 86 |longm = 28 |longs = 9 |longEW = W
The town of Paoli purchased part of the land for the county seat from Jonathan Lindley (see The
Lindley House) for $800 and part from Thomas Hopper for $500. Mrs. Rebecca Hopper, who probably opposed selling the land, is said to have submitted gracefully to the signing of the deed after she was paid $5.
Paoli was given its name just as Indiana became a state. It was derived from Pasquale Paoli Ash, the 12-year-old son of North Carolina’s governor at the time, and shortly thereafter chosen as the seat of justice for the county. (It is also believed by some to have been given the name in remembrance of the Paoli massacre during the Revolutionary War.) This name also refers to
Pasquale Paoli, political leader of the island of Corsica, the first democratic republic of the modern age, in the 18th century.
During the Civil War, Paoli was briefly entered by a Confederate scouting party under the command of Captain
Thomas Hines. Hines' men briefly captured some Home Guards in Paoli, and then quickly left.
Paoli is located at coor dms|38|33|28|N|86|28|9|W|city (38.557681, -86.469209)GR|1.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.8 square miles (9.8 km²), all of it land.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 3,844 people, 1,581 households, and 1,013 families residing in the town. The population densitywas 1,016.0 people per square mile (392.6/km²). There were 1,725 housing units at an average density of 455.9/sq mi (176.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.34% White, 0.21% African American, 0.23% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.18% from other races, and 0.86% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.70% of the population.
There were 1,581 households out of which 31.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.7% were married couples living together, 11.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.9% were non-families. 32.5% 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 2.31 and the average family size was 2.90.
In the town the population was spread out with 23.7% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 27.7% from 25 to 44, 21.5% from 45 to 64, and 18.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 91.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.2 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $26,962, and the median income for a family was $34,412. Males had a median income of $28,566 versus $20,110 for females. The
per capita incomefor the town was $14,313. About 12.8% of families and 15.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.2% of those under age 18 and 13.3% of those age 65 or over.
Tourism and Recreation
Paoli Peaksis a local ski resort. [http://www.paolipeaks.com] Operated solely during the winter months, Paoli Peaks provides temporary local jobs to the town as well as bringing in numerous visitors from various areas to come ski on its slopes.
* [http://www.paoliindiana.info/ Paol Indiana Info]
* [http://www.paolichamber.com/ Paoli Chamber of Commerce]
* [http://www.paolinewsrepublican.com/ Paoli News Online Edition]
* [http://www.lotusdickey.com/ Quinten Lotus Dickey ... Christian ... Father ... Singer ... Songwriter ... Musician ... A True American Musical Treasure!]
* [http://www.lotusdickey.org/ The Lotus Dickey Hometown Reunion]
* [http://www.lotusdickeymusic.org/ Lotus Dickey Songbook - 2nd Edition]
* [http://www.paoli.ws/ PAOLI The Single By The Denton Bros]
* [http://www.sanroy.com/ Roy & Sandy Denton's Home Page]
* [http://www.orangecountyindiana.info/ Orange County Indiana Info]
* [http://www.historicsouthernindiana.com/ Orange County Indiana Convention & Visitor's Bureau]
* [http://www.paolipeaks.com/ Ski Paoli Peaks]
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