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City of Greencastle, Indiana
—  City  —
City hall
Location in the state of Indiana
Coordinates: 39°38′32″N 86°51′22″W / 39.64222°N 86.85611°W / 39.64222; -86.85611
Country United States
State Indiana
County Putnam
Township Greencastle
Government
 - Mayor Sue Murray (D)
Area
 - Total 5.3 sq mi (13.9 km2)
 - Land 5.3 sq mi (13.7 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation 853 ft (260 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 9,880
 - Density 1,864.3/sq mi (719.8/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 46135
Area code(s) 765
FIPS code 18-29358
GNIS feature ID 0435428
Website http://www.cityofgreencastle.com

Greencastle is a city in Greencastle Township, Putnam County, Indiana, United States[1]. It was founded in 1821 by Scots-Irish American Ephraim Dukes on a land grant. He named the settlement for his hometown of Greencastle, Pennsylvania and it was incorporated into the state in 1822. The city became the county seat of Putnam County.[1] The population was 9,880 at the 2000 census.[2] It is located near Interstate 70 between Terre Haute and Indianapolis in the west-central portion of the state.

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Education

Carnegie Library in Greencastle
  • Peace Lutheran School (preschool-6th grade) private school[3]
  • Greencastle's public schools are operated by the Greencastle Community School Corporation[4]
    • Greencastle High School[5]
    • Greencastle Middle School[6]
    • Tzouanakis Intermediate School (grades 3-5)[7]
    • Martha J. Ridpath Primary School (K-2)[8]
    • Deer Meadow Primary School (K-2)[9]
  • DePauw University, a small liberal arts college.[10]

Greencastle has a municipal Carnegie library.

Geography

Greencastle is located at 39°38′32″N 86°51′22″W / 39.64222°N 86.85611°W / 39.64222; -86.85611 (39.642297, -86.855988)[11].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.3 square miles (13.9 km²), of which, 5.2 square miles (13.7 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.93%) is water.

Demographics

German V-1 mounted atop a Victory Vee

As of the census of 2000 there were 9,880 people and 3,353 housing units. The racial makeup of the city was 93.3% White, 2.4% African American, 1.3% Hispanic, 1.4% Asian, 1.5% from other races/>

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Simple English


Greencastle is a city in the state of Indiana, in the United States.


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