As of 2010, the population of Henry County is 49,462. The county seat is New Castle with a population of 18,663. Middletown and Knightstown follow in size and population. Other small towns in the county are: Cadiz, Dunreith, Grant City, Greensboro, Hillsboro, Kennard, Lewisville, Luray, Maple Valley, Mechanicsburg, Messick, Millville, Mooreland, Mount Summit, New Lisbon, Ogden, Shirley, Spiceland, Springport, Straughn, Stoney Creek, Sulphur Springs, Westwood. Not all of these small towns are incorporated but represent "that hometown feeling" -- where no one is a stranger and everyone is friendly, offering smile after smile!
As the nation knows, Indiana is the "Crossroads of America." It's no surprise that many major highways entwine the areas of Henry County. The Old National Road also known as U.S. 40 is the oldest of these cutting across the entire southern part of the county. Interstate 70 was built in the late 1960’s taking a large amount of travelers from U.S. 40 and is a major thoroughfare today. Those seeking a more northern route can use US Highway 36 or State Road 38 depending on your destination.
State Road 3 is a major 4-lane highway which runs north and south, linking visitors to Muncie and I-74; Henry County is within a short drive from major urban areas such as Indianapolis, Cincinnati, Ohio, and northern Kentucky.Henry County abounds with history and nostalgic attractions offering the traveler an All-American getaway to make memories to be treasured for a lifetime! Rich in history, we have a museum dedicated to Indiana high school basketball, the home court of the movie "Hoosiers," and the birthplace of aviation's pioneer, Wilbur Wright.
Look over our attractions, lodging facilities, restaurants, and outdoor recreation to find something you like. We will be happy to assist you in planning a visit to Henry County for yourself or a group. If you have comments, concerns, or questions, please send an e-mail and we will get in touch with you as soon as possible.We look forward to assisting you in your travels of Henry County. We exude "Hoosier Hospitality" and we invite you to "Soar with us!"
101 S Main Street
New Castle, IN 47362
1215 Race Street
New Castle, IN 47362
Henry County Office Building
1201 Race Street
New Castle, In 47362
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The Henry County Commissioner’s Office will be accepting applications for the distribution of $2 million dollars of Henry County Food and Beverage funds, starting on March 1, 2016. Any community organization that requests funding must complete a grant application and demonstrate how their project is associated with economic development or tourism. Any interested organization can pick up an application at the Henry County Commissioner’s Office beginning on March 1, 2016.
The completed grant must be returned to the Henry County Commissioner’s Office no later than May 3, 2016, by 5:00 p.m. Each participating organization must provide a 20% match (cash or in-kind) to qualify for funding. All applications will be forwarded to the Henry County Food and Beverage Advisory Committee for review and personal interviews with each grant participant. The committee will then make recommendations to the Henry County Council for funding.
Download the application here. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the grant process please contact the Henry County Commissioner’s Office at 765-529-4705.