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Rockville
Parke County, Indiana

ZipCodes
47872




Page Contents for Rockville, Indiana

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.

Libraries.

Schools.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The Indiana state capital is Indianapolis.
The population of Rockville is approximately 2,650 (2006), 2607 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 1,390 (2000), 1212 (2010).
The amount of land area in Rockville is 3.709 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Rockville is 1.44 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Rockville to Washington DC is 582 miles.
The distance to the Indiana state capital is 61 miles. (as the crow flies)
Rockville is positioned 39.76 degrees north of the equator and 87.23 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Rockville elevation is 712 feet above sea level.
Rockville per capita income is $ 18,431 (2000).
Rockville median income is $ 28,100 (2005).
The Rockville median home price is $ 75,600 (2005).

Location

at the Intersection of Highways 36 and 41 in west-central Indiana about 23 miles from Terre Haute and about 74 miles from Indianapolis. Other nearby communities include Bloomingdale, Marshall, Mecca, Montezuma, Rosedale, Fairview Park, Clinton and Carbon.
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History & History Related Items

Rockville was founded in the fall of 1823 and became the permanent county seat of Parke County the next year in 1824. Up until that time the court had been held in Roseville and Armiesburg. The first settlers of the community were Arthur Patterson, Andrew Ray, Aaron Hand and James B. McCall. It is said that the name came from the large numbers of rocks or boulders here. The name was dedicated by breaking a bottle of whiskey on one of the boulders.
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Attractions

Rockville is the Covered Bridge Headquarters for the Parke County Covered Bridge Festival. Go to the Visitors Center for any information on the covered bridges!

Parke County Museum
503 W Ohio St
Rockville, IN 47872-1650
Phone: 765-569-2223
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Rockville City Government

Parke County Clerks Office
116 W High St # 204
Rockville, IN 47872-1716
Phone: 765-569-5132

Rockville is the County Seat for Parke County.

Rockville Chamber

Parke County Chamber of Commerce
105 N. Market Street, Suite A
Rockville, Indiana 47872
Phone: 765-569-5565
Serving all towns in Parke County including Bloomingdale, Tangier, Marshall, Mansfield, Montezuma, Bridgeton and Rosedale

Rockville Organizations

Parke County Chamber of Commerce
105 N. Market Street, Suite A
Rockville, Indiana 47872
Phone: 765-569-5565
Serving all towns in Parke County including Bloomingdale, Tangier, Marshall, Mansfield, Montezuma, Bridgeton and Rosedale

Rockville Libraries

Rockville Public Library
106 North Market Street
Rockville, Indiana 47872
Phone: 765-569-5544

Rockville Schools

Rockville Community Schools
602 Howard Ave
Rockville, IN 47872-1106 This district has 2 Schools and approximately 924 students. (3/2000) Rockville

Miscellany

The population of Rockville was:
1990 - 2,706
2000 - 2,765
2003 - 2,722
2006 - 2,650

The number of housing units was:
1990 - 1,344
2000 - 1,390


Median age:
2000 - 41.8 years

Median household income:
2000 - $ 28,100
2005 - $ 27,813

Median house value:
2000 - $ 66,900
2005 - $ 75,600

Rockville is located in the Eastern Time Zone and does participate in daylight savings time during a portion of the year.


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