Memphis is a census-designated place in Clark County, United States. The population was 695 at the 2010 census. A post office established at Memphis in 1854; the original settlers were from Tennessee. On March 2, 2012, a tornado between Henryville and Memphis damaged 15 homes on Broadway. Homes were damaged on Stricker Rd. Volunteers from as far as Germany and Singapore went to Memphis to help. Memphis is located at 38°29′14″N 85°45′51″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.5 square miles, all land. As of the census of 2000, there were 400 people, 157 households, 121 families residing in the CDP; the population density was 160.1 people per square mile. There were 168 housing units at an average density of 67.2/sq mi. The racial makeup of the CDP was 98.50% White, 0.50% Native American, 0.25% Pacific Islander, 0.75% from two or more races. There were 157 households out of which 29.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.7% were married couples living together, 14.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 22.3% were non-families.
19.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.3% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 2.89. In the CDP, the population was spread out with 23.0% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 28.0% from 25 to 44, 26.8% from 45 to 64, 13.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 86.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.8 males. The median income for a household in the CDP was $35,658, the median income for a family was $41,528. Males had a median income of $31,250 versus $24,688 for females; the per capita income for the CDP was $20,054. About 5.9% of families and 5.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under the age of eighteen or sixty-five or over
Utica is a town in Utica Township, Clark County, United States. The population was 776 at the 2010 census. From 1794 to 1825, Utica was a popular ferry crossing, as ferry crossings were considered too dangerous at Jeffersonville, due to inexperienced ferry operators and the Falls of the Ohio. James Noble Wood, the founder of Utica, was the first ferryman in the area, he served as one of only a handful of territorial judges in "Indian Territory" during this period. After a flood in 1997, Utica grew because it was required to strengthen its building and zoning laws in order to obtain Federal Emergency Management Agency and Indiana DNR rebuilding funds. However, Utica is unlikely to see much more growth due to being surrounded by the Port of Indiana – Jeffersonville, a new I-265 bridge over the Ohio River at Utica, the River Ridge Commerce Center. Utica is located at 38°20′4″N 85°39′18″W. According to the 2010 census, Utica has a total area of 1.448 square miles, of which 1.27 square miles is land and 0.178 square miles is water.
As of the census of 2010, there were 776 people, 328 households, 212 families residing in the town. The population density was 611.0 inhabitants per square mile. There were 379 housing units at an average density of 298.4 per square mile. The racial makeup of the town was 89.6% White, 3.4% African American, 0.8% Native American, 1.9% Asian, 1.9% from other races, 2.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.4% of the population. There were 328 households of which 29.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.5% were married couples living together, 10.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.5% had a male householder with no wife present, 35.4% were non-families. 28.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.7% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.88. The median age in the town was 43.3 years. 19.3% of residents were under the age of 18. The gender makeup of the town was 47.7% male and 52.3% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 591 people, 254 households, 164 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,361.7 people per square mile. There were 279 housing units at an average density of 642.8 per square mile. The racial makeup of the town was 97.63% White, 1.02% African American, 0.17% Native American, 0.34% Asian, 0.51% from other races, 0.34% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.18% of the population. There were 254 households out of which 23.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.0% were married couples living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 35.4% were non-families. 30.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.4% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.85. In the town, the population was spread out with 21.0% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 23.9% from 25 to 44, 33.0% from 45 to 64, 15.4% who were 65 years of age or older.
The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females, there were 87.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.2 males. The median income for a household in the town was $36,023, the median income for a family was $38,750. Males had a median income of $35,156 versus $19,821 for females; the per capita income for the town was $23,518. About 5.3% of families and 8.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.7% of those under age 18 and 19.4% of those age 65 or over
Clark County, Indiana
Clark County is a county located in the U. S. state of Indiana, located directly across the Ohio River from Kentucky. At the 2010 Census, the population was 110,232; the county seat is Jeffersonville. Clark County is part of KY -- IN Metropolitan Statistical Area. Clark County lies on the north bank of the Ohio River. A significant gateway to the state of Indiana, Clark County's settlement began in 1783; the state of Virginia rewarded General George Rogers Clark and his regiment for their victorious capture of Forts Kaskaskia and Vincennes from the British by granting them 150,000 acres of land. A small portion of this land, 1,000 acres, became known as Clarksville, the first authorized American settlement in the Northwest Territory, founded the next year in 1784. Clark County was formed On February 1801 from Knox County. Counties formed all or in part from Clark County were: Crawford, Fayette, Franklin, Jackson, Jennings, Ripley, Scott, Union and Wayne; the first county seat and court was established in Springville, Indiana on April 7, 1801.
The platting of Jeffersonville occurred a year and the county seat was fixed to Jeffersonville on June 9, 1802 by order of Governor William Henry Harrison. By December 14, 1810 the county seat changed for the third time to Charlestown and it would remain there until 1873; the county seat changed for one last time on September 23, 1873 and returned to Jeffersonville with mayor Luther Warder campaigning for the county seat's return. From its beginning Clark County's history and growth have been linked to the development of the river; the use of the steamboat in the early nineteenth century to transport goods and services provided Clark County opportunities for commercial and industrial growth. In 1832, James Howard founded the Howard shipyards making Clark County a leader in ship building and bringing with it economic growth; the railroad brought further economic growth. Two railroad lines, the Monon, which spanned from New Albany to Chicago and the Jeffersonville and Indianapolis Railroad, provided Clark County and southern Indiana with access to the northern trading centers of Indianapolis and Chicago.
Industries locating to Clark County during the nineteenth century included the Louisville Cement Company in Speed and the Ford Plate Glass Company established in Jeffersonville in 1876. During the 1920s, Clark County attracted the Colgate-Palmolive Company to the Clarksville Riverfront. Colgate purchased the former Indiana Reformatory building in 1923; the company rehabilitated and adapted the building for its dedication in 1924. They stayed in business until early 2008. Throughout the years of the Second World War, Clark County prospered; the United States began construction on the Indiana Arsenal near Charlestown in 1940. Producing smokeless powder for the conflict overseas, the arsenal, at times, employed as many as 20,000. During the war, Howard shipyards was Commissioned by the Navy to produce landing craft. Howard shipyards reorganized as Jeffersonville Boat and Machine Company — a current major employer. After World War II ended, Clark County as well as the United States experienced significant residential and commercial growth.
The Interstate Highway System act of 1956 aided this growth. Because of the improved access and efficiency brought by the interstate system Interstate 65, new development in the form of subdivisions and shopping centers located near these roads. Clark County history has been associated with the development of the Ohio River. From its beginnings, Clark County relied on the river for economic opportunities. Clark County has diversified its economic base, lessened its dependency on the river, continues to develop in new directions. However, the county still looks to the river as one link to its significant pioneer heritage. According to the 2010 census, the county has a total area of 376.45 square miles, of which 372.86 square miles is land and 3.60 square miles is water. Scott County - north Jefferson County - northeast Trimble County, Kentucky - east Oldham County, Kentucky - southeast Jefferson County, Kentucky - south Floyd County - west Washington County - northwest Charlestown Jeffersonville Borden Clarksville Sellersburg Utica Henryville Memphis New Washington Andalusia Claysburg Oregon Port Fulton Springville KJVY - Clark Regional Airport In recent years, average temperatures in Jeffersonville have ranged from a low of 25 °F in January to a high of 87 °F in July, although a record low of −22 °F was recorded in January 1994 and a record high of 107 °F was recorded in July 1936.
Average monthly precipitation ranged from 2.79 inches in October to 4.88 inches in May. Two towns in Clark County and Henryville suffered major damage during the tornado outbreak of March 2–3, 2012. For most of its history, Clark County was a Democratic-leaning county, its politics more in line with neighboring Kentucky than Indiana. However, the county voted for the national winner in all but 2 elections from 1924 to 2004. Since the start of the second millennium, the county has trended Republican, moving away from its previous near-bellwether status; the county government is a constitutional body, is granted specific powers by the Constitution of Indiana, by the Indiana Code. County Council: The seven member county council is the legislative branch of the county government and controls all the spending and revenue collection in the county. Fou
A county seat is an administrative center, seat of government, or capital city of a county or civil parish. The term is used in Canada, Romania and the United States. County towns have a similar function in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland, in Jamaica. In most of the United States, counties are the political subdivisions of a state; the city, town, or populated place that houses county government is known as the seat of its respective county. The county legislature, county courthouse, sheriff's department headquarters, hall of records and correctional facility are located in the county seat though some functions may be located or conducted in other parts of the county if it is geographically large. A county seat is but not always, an incorporated municipality; the exceptions include the county seats of counties that have no incorporated municipalities within their borders, such as Arlington County, Virginia. Ellicott City, the county seat of Howard County, is the largest unincorporated county seat in the United States, followed by Towson, the county seat of Baltimore County, Maryland.
Some county seats may not be incorporated in their own right, but are located within incorporated municipalities. For example, Cape May Court House, New Jersey, though unincorporated, is a section of Middle Township, an incorporated municipality. In some of the colonial states, county seats include or included "Court House" as part of their name. In the Canadian provinces of Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, the term "shire town" is used in place of county seat. County seats in Taiwan are the administrative centers of the counties. There are 13 county seats in Taiwan, which are in the forms of county-administered city, urban township or rural township. Most counties have only one county seat. However, some counties in Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New York, Vermont have two or more county seats located on opposite sides of the county. An example is Harrison County, which lists both Biloxi and Gulfport as county seats; the practice of multiple county seat towns dates from the days.
There have been few efforts to eliminate the two-seat arrangement, since a county seat is a source of pride for the towns involved. There are 36 counties with multiple county seats in 11 states: Coffee County, Alabama St. Clair County, Alabama Arkansas County, Arkansas Carroll County, Arkansas Clay County, Arkansas Craighead County, Arkansas Franklin County, Arkansas Logan County, Arkansas Mississippi County, Arkansas Prairie County, Arkansas Sebastian County, Arkansas Yell County, Arkansas Columbia County, Georgia Lee County, Iowa Campbell County, Kentucky Kenton County, Kentucky Essex County, Massachusetts Middlesex County, Massachusetts Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bolivar County, Mississippi Carroll County, Mississippi Chickasaw County, Mississippi Harrison County, Mississippi Hinds County, Mississippi Jasper County, Mississippi Jones County, Mississippi Panola County, Mississippi Tallahatchie County, Mississippi Yalobusha County, Mississippi Jackson County, Missouri Hillsborough County, New Hampshire Seneca County, New York Bennington County, Vermont In New England, the town, not the county, is the primary division of local government.
Counties in this region have served as dividing lines for the states' judicial systems. Connecticut and Rhode Island have no county level of thus no county seats. In Vermont and Maine the county seats are designated shire towns. County government consists only of a Superior Court and Sheriff, both located in the respective shire town. Bennington County has two shire towns. In Massachusetts, most government functions which would otherwise be performed by county governments in other states are performed by town or city governments; as such, Massachusetts has dissolved many of its county governments, the state government now operates the registries of deeds and sheriff's offices in those counties. In Virginia, a county seat may be an independent city surrounded by, but not part of, the county of which it is the administrative center. Two counties in South Dakota have their county seat and government services centered in a neighboring county, their county-level services are provided by Fall River Tripp County, respectively.
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Jeffersonville Township, Clark County, Indiana
Jeffersonville Township is one of twelve townships in Clark County, Indiana. As of the 2010 census, its population was 59,062 and it contained 27,023 housing units. Jeffersonville Township was organized in 1817. Jeffersonville Township is governed by the Jeffersonville Township Trustee's office; the current Jeffersonville Trustee is Dale Popp. The Trustee works with a three-person Trustee Advisory Board that consist of Phil Ellis, Josh Waddell, Shirley Bell. According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 26.88 square miles, of which 26.57 square miles is land and 0.31 square miles is water. Brick House Pond and Silver Lakes are in this township. Clarksville Jeffersonville Oak Park Arctic Springs Blackiston Village Cementville Port Fulton Silver Creek Township Utica Township New Albany Township, Floyd County Interstate 65 Interstate 265 U. S. Route 31 State Road 3 State Road 60 State Road 131 The township contains several cemeteries: Applegate, Civil War, Espy, Grayson, Hale McBride Family, Lacassagne/Moore, McBride, McClintick, Old City, Mulberry Street and Chestnut/Market Street, St. Anthony's, Walnut Ridge.
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The United States of America known as the United States or America, is a country composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles, the United States is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is smaller than the entire continent of Europe's 3.9 million square miles. With a population of over 327 million people, the U. S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D. C. and the largest city by population is New York City. Forty-eight states and the capital's federal district are contiguous in North America between Canada and Mexico; the State of Alaska is in the northwest corner of North America, bordered by Canada to the east and across the Bering Strait from Russia to the west. The State of Hawaii is an archipelago in the mid-Pacific Ocean; the U. S. territories are scattered about the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, stretching across nine official time zones. The diverse geography and wildlife of the United States make it one of the world's 17 megadiverse countries.
Paleo-Indians migrated from Siberia to the North American mainland at least 12,000 years ago. European colonization began in the 16th century; the United States emerged from the thirteen British colonies established along the East Coast. Numerous disputes between Great Britain and the colonies following the French and Indian War led to the American Revolution, which began in 1775, the subsequent Declaration of Independence in 1776; the war ended in 1783 with the United States becoming the first country to gain independence from a European power. The current constitution was adopted in 1788, with the first ten amendments, collectively named the Bill of Rights, being ratified in 1791 to guarantee many fundamental civil liberties; the United States embarked on a vigorous expansion across North America throughout the 19th century, acquiring new territories, displacing Native American tribes, admitting new states until it spanned the continent by 1848. During the second half of the 19th century, the Civil War led to the abolition of slavery.
By the end of the century, the United States had extended into the Pacific Ocean, its economy, driven in large part by the Industrial Revolution, began to soar. The Spanish–American War and World War I confirmed the country's status as a global military power; the United States emerged from World War II as a global superpower, the first country to develop nuclear weapons, the only country to use them in warfare, a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. Sweeping civil rights legislation, notably the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and the Fair Housing Act of 1968, outlawed discrimination based on race or color. During the Cold War, the United States and the Soviet Union competed in the Space Race, culminating with the 1969 U. S. Moon landing; the end of the Cold War and the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 left the United States as the world's sole superpower. The United States is the world's oldest surviving federation, it is a representative democracy.
The United States is a founding member of the United Nations, World Bank, International Monetary Fund, Organization of American States, other international organizations. The United States is a developed country, with the world's largest economy by nominal GDP and second-largest economy by PPP, accounting for a quarter of global GDP; the U. S. economy is post-industrial, characterized by the dominance of services and knowledge-based activities, although the manufacturing sector remains the second-largest in the world. The United States is the world's largest importer and the second largest exporter of goods, by value. Although its population is only 4.3% of the world total, the U. S. holds 31% of the total wealth in the world, the largest share of global wealth concentrated in a single country. Despite wide income and wealth disparities, the United States continues to rank high in measures of socioeconomic performance, including average wage, human development, per capita GDP, worker productivity.
The United States is the foremost military power in the world, making up a third of global military spending, is a leading political and scientific force internationally. In 1507, the German cartographer Martin Waldseemüller produced a world map on which he named the lands of the Western Hemisphere America in honor of the Italian explorer and cartographer Amerigo Vespucci; the first documentary evidence of the phrase "United States of America" is from a letter dated January 2, 1776, written by Stephen Moylan, Esq. to George Washington's aide-de-camp and Muster-Master General of the Continental Army, Lt. Col. Joseph Reed. Moylan expressed his wish to go "with full and ample powers from the United States of America to Spain" to seek assistance in the revolutionary war effort; the first known publication of the phrase "United States of America" was in an anonymous essay in The Virginia Gazette newspaper in Williamsburg, Virginia, on April 6, 1776. The second draft of the Articles of Confederation, prepared by John Dickinson and completed by June 17, 1776, at the latest, declared "The name of this Confederation shall be the'United States of America'".
The final version of the Articles sent to the states for ratification in late 1777 contains the sentence "The Stile of this Confederacy shall be'The United States of America'". In June 1776, Thomas Jefferson wrote the phrase "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" in all capitalized letters in the headline of his "original Rough draught" of the Declaration of Independence; this draft of the document did not surface unti