Henry County

Blountsville | Cadiz
Dunreith | Greensboro
Kennard | Knightstown
Lewisville | Middletown
Mooreland | Mount Summit
New Castle | Shirley
Spiceland | Springport
Straughn | Sulphur Springs

Area
394.83 sq mi
Population
48,483
Density
126/sq mi
County Seat
New Castle

Events

Knightstown Jubilee Days
June
Farmer's Pike Festival
September
Middletown Fall Fun Festival
September

Top Employers

Henry Community Health
New Castle Community Schools
Draper Inc.
New Castle Correctional Facility
TS Tech Indiana, LLC

Notable Residents

Wilbur Wright
Aviation pioneer
Robert Indiana
World-renowned artist

Trivia

For basketball aficionados, Henry County has three special destinations within 16 miles of each other: the Hoosier Gym in Knightstown (famous as the home of the
movie Hoosiers), the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame (basketball museum), and the New Castle High School Fieldhouse (largest fieldhouse in the world).

Wilbur Wright, one of the greatest early pioneers of flight, was born in eastern Henry County. The Wilbur Wright Birthplace and Museum in Hagerstown honors his
birthplace, family and accomplishments.

Get to know Henry County

Ambassador: Becky Hawrot

Becky’s family located to New Castle/Henry County in 2001. Once a “big city girl”, she’s now a fan of the rural lifestyle. After trying her hand at many different careers, Becky has settled into a licensed real estate assistant for one of the most productive realtors in the county.

Visiting Henry County? My favorite spot is Summit Lake State Park. You can camp, boat, kayak, fish and hike. It’s close enough for a great day trip, weekend campout, or quick hike!