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Jackson County, Indiana


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History & History-related items

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Chamber of Commerce.




Statistics & Facts

The Indiana state capital is Indianapolis.
The population of Seymour is approximately 17,304 (2000), 17503 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 6,384 (1990), 6907 (2010).
The amount of land area in Seymour is 14.522 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Seymour to Washington DC is 503 miles.
The distance to the Indiana state capital is 58 miles. (as the crow flies)
Seymour is positioned 38.95 degrees north of the equator and 85.88 degrees west of the prime meridian.


in the south-central part of Indiana. Indianapolis is 62 miles to the north, Louisville, Kentucky is 55 miles to the south.
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History & History Related Items

A history page for Seymour.
The first settler on the land that is now Seymour was James Shields. He brought his family here in 1816. His son, Captain Meedy W. Shields, inherited his father's land holdings. In 1852, he provided the right-of-way for the new railroad and agreed to name the town after the railroad's civil engineer, J. Seymour. The city was incorporated in 1864 with a population of 1,553

Visit dedicated to the WW2 and Korean War history of the citizens and soldiers of Seymour that lives, worked or trained at Camp Atterbury, Atterbury Army Air Field, Freeman Army Air Field or Bakalar Air Force Base. Hundreds of photos and thousands of stories.

One of EVERY captured enemy plane of WW2 was at Freeman Field, Seymour, Indiana for evaluation and testing.

It Happened Here!
The first train robbery in the United States was committed by the Reno brothers in 1866. They hopped the Ohio and Minnesota train as it pulled out of the Seymour, Indiana depot. Their take was $ 15,000.
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The settling of Seymour

1816, John Shields and family

The founding of Seymour


The incorporation of Seymour



The annual Oktoberfest is held each fall on the first weekend in October. Each year thousands of people attend the three day event featuring dancing, food, drinks, music, arts and crafts, a carnival, and a parade, plus much more

The Seymour Community Network - information about Seymour, Indiana.

Noted Notables
Seymour, Indiana is the hometown of musician John Mellencamp.

Jackson County Visitor Center Jackson County Visitor Center
357 Tanger Blvd. Suite #231
Seymour, IN 47274
Phone: 812.524.1914
Fax: 812.524.1915
Toll Free: 888.524.1914
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Seymour City Government

City of Seymour

City offices
301-309 N. Chestnut Street
Seymour, IN 47Z74
Phone 812-522-4020
Fax 812-523-6687

Seymour has an elected mayor and a city council (called the Common Council). Seymour is the only city in Jackson County. It is classified as a Class III city.

Seymour Chamber

The Greater Seymour Chamber of Commerce
105 South Chestnut Street
P.O. Box 312
Seymour, Indiana 47274
Phone: 812-522-3681
Fax: 812-524-1800
The Chamber is located in the historic Farmer's Club Building.

Seymour Organizations

The Greater Seymour Chamber of Commerce
105 South Chestnut Street
P.O. Box 312
Seymour, Indiana 47274
Phone: 812-522-3681
Fax: 812-524-1800
The Chamber is located in the historic Farmer's Club Building.

Seymour Libraries

Jackson County Public Library
303 W. 2nd Street
Seymour, Indiana 47274
Phone: 812-522-3412

Seymour Schools

Seymour Community Schools
1638 South Walnut
Seymour, Indiana, 47274
Phone: (812) 522-3340 Seymour


The population of Seymour was:
1990 - 15,576
2000 - 17,304+

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