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New Castle, Indiana

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Our Genealogical Helper for New Castle ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about New Castle (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us insight while doing our genealogical research.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for New Castle. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Newspapers Published in the area of New Castle ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 126 newspapers that have been published in the area around New Castle.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of New Castle. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of New Castle and those printed in the larger area surrounding New Castle.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> of New Castle.

Cemeteries Near New Castle ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of New Castle.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you click on the [Map] that follows each cemetery's name, a new browser window will open with a Google map showing a satellite view of the area where the cemetery is located. We have tried to place the cemetery in the center of the map, but we're still working on our data and the map might not not be centered properly. If you don't see the cemetery right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery and some of the headstones.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for New Castle covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WNW South Mound Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SW Elliott Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  N Livezey Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Hickside Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Summit Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE White Heart Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Mason Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Harvey Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Quaker Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  E Bell Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hess Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  E Brick Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Ulrich Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bales Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hodson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Rogersville Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Woodlawn Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Brittanham Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Shanee Bluff Cemetery   [Map]     
  E West Lawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Beech Grove Cemetery   [Map]     


Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<3>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that New Castle had a population of 2,697 people in 1895 with railroad service and no post office. In 2016, New Castle had a population of 17,426 people.

These communities are listed based on their distance from New Castle, with the one closest to New Castle listed first.

Ashland   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from New Castle
 - 1895 population of 102 people
 - Ashland had a post office and no railroad service
Greensboro   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from New Castle
 - 1895 population of 318 people (with 140 people in 2016)
 - Greensboro had a post office and no railroad service
Messick   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from New Castle
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Messick had a post office and railroad service
Mount Summit   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from New Castle
 - 1895 population of 231 people (with 343 people in 2016)
 - Mount Summit had a post office and no railroad service
Spiceland   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from New Castle
 - 1895 population of 637 people (with 860 people in 2016)
 - Spiceland had a post office and railroad service
New Lisbon   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from New Castle
 - 1895 population of 183 people
 - New Lisbon had a post office and railroad service
Millville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from New Castle
 - 1895 population of 164 people
 - Millville had a post office and railroad service
Cadiz   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from New Castle
 - 1895 population of 307 people (with 143 people in 2016)
 - Cadiz had a post office and no railroad service
Lewisville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from New Castle
 - 1895 population of 420 people (with 357 people in 2016)
 - Lewisville had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around New Castle. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring New Castle in the 1890's.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

New Castle is located in Henry County and is the County Seat.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Henry County: Delaware, Fayette, Hancock, Madison, Randolph, Rush & Wayne.

Below are the counties that are near New Castle. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to New Castle:

Henry     (The home county for New Castle)
      Mount Summit   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Greensboro   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      New Lisbon   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Spiceland   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Cadiz   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Sulphur Springs   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Lewisville   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Springport   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Mooreland   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Straughn   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Dunreith   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Kennard   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Shamrock Lakes   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hartford City   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Renner - Historic   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mollie - Historic   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Clarksburg   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Saint Paul   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Germantown   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Greensburg   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Daleville   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Muncie   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Selma   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Yorktown   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Albany   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Granville   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Gaston   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Eaton   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Janney   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bentonville   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Connersville   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Nulltown   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Laurel   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Metamora   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bath   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Brookville   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Enochsburg   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Matthews   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fowlerton   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Fairmount   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Upland   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Rigdon   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Luxhaven   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bridgewater   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Fishers   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Aroma   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Noblesville   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Monterey Village   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cicero   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Arcadia   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Atlanta   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Carmel   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Newark Village   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Shirley   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Wilkinson   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Charlottesville   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Maxwell   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Greenfield   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Colonial Village   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Fortville   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Spring Lake   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      McCordsville   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      New Palestine   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cumberland   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Redkey   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Dunkirk   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Boundary City   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Rocklane   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Markleville   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Chesterfield   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Anderson   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Pendleton   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Country Club Heights   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      North Anderson   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Western Village   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Woodlawn Heights   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Edgewood Village   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Edgewood   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      River Forest   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Ingalls   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Lawrence   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Charlesmac Village   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Castleton   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Warren Park   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Beech Grove   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Losantville   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Modoc   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Parker City   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Bloomingport   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Farmland   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Winchester   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Stone   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Saratoga   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Haysville Corner   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Union City   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mays   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Falmouth   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Carthage   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Gings   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Glenwood   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Rushville   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Arlington   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Homer   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Manilla   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Gowdy   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Milroy   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Williamstown   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Gwynneville   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Morristown   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Fountaintown   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Blue Ridge   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Knighthood Village   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Beech Brook   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Candleglo Village   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Clover Village   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hildebrand Village   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fairland   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Shelbyville   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Riley Village   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hobbs   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Yankee Town   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Brownsville   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Liberty   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      West College Corner   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hagerstown   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Dublin   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Cambridge City   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Mount Auburn   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      East Germantown   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Milton   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Economy   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Pennville   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Greens Fork   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Beesons   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Williamsburg   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Centerville   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
Butler (OH)
      College Corner (OH)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Darke (OH)
      Hollansburg (OH)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Palestine (OH)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      New Madison (OH)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Union City (OH)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Wayne Lakes (OH)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Castine (OH)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Preble (OH)
      New Paris (OH)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Eldorado (OH)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      West Manchester (OH)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Eaton (OH)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to New Castle, see our County-by-County Page for New Castle.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - you should note that they might link to other websites which do charge.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to New Castle:

These websites are specific to Indiana:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Website for the Indiana State Archives

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of Indiana to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Henry County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blackford County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Decatur County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Delaware County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Grant County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hamilton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hancock County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Johnson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Randolph County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Rush County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tipton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Union County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wayne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Butler County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Darke County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Preble County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Indiana:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Indiana,     of Henry County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Indiana     Cemetery Wiki for Indiana
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Indiana,     of Henry County

Of Special Interest ...

The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.

Disaster Stories from Indiana
Also see Diaster Stories for ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for New Castle ...

While our initial data for New Castle came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of New Castle in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about New Castle.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide
      Published by Rand McNally & Co.      (Document found on Google Books)
Notes for New Castle:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Railroad Station, Express Office, no Post Office mentioned  
We have found New Castle in these Censuses: 2010-1990
      See our Census Page for New Castle for more information.
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for New Castle.
      See our Misc Page for New Castle for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Indiana Community

About Henry County

About Indiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for New Castle. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Henry County:

The official website for State of Indiana:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that begins in New Castle. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- New Castle) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for New Castle. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from New Castle

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in New Castle. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.9189, Longitude: -85.3697     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for New Castle have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website:

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<3>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about New Castle, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for New Castle.