Centerville, Indiana is located in Center Township in the center of Wayne County. Children in this community attend Centerville-Abington Community Schools..
The National Road, now known as U.S. 40, runs east-west through the center of this community.
The Archway Days community celebration is held each year on the third weekend in August. It is organized by the friendly folks at Promote Centerville, Inc., who welcome new members.
Centerville was platted in 1814. In 1818 it became the county seat and remained so until 1873. The streets were originally 100 feet wide, but with the increased activity in town when it became the county seat, the width was decreased to 65 feet. Buildings with common walls were erected in front of original buildings. The original buildings could then be reached through the archways.
The five existing Archways are unusual in the interior of the United States. The Centerville Archways date from 1823 through 1836.
Centerville is home to Wayne County's original log courthouse which was moved to Centerville and restored in 1998. It is the only original log courthouse still standing in the Northwest Territory.
The house at 319 West Main in Centerville, Indiana was home to Indiana's Civil War governor, Oliver P. Morton. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
For a fun bit of history, read about the "war" between Centerville and Richmond over the location of the county seat in 1873.
|Centerville Fire Department||414 South Morton Street||DIAL 9-1-1
|Police Department||DIAL 9-1-1
||204 East Main Street||765.855.5515|
|Centerville - Center Township Library||126 East Main Street||765.855.5223|
|Municipal Garage||816 North McMinn Road||765.855.3408|
|Post Office||300 East Main Street||765.855.5121|
|Water Works||601 South Morton Avenue||765.855.3261|
|Janice Roberts||Town Clerk / Treasurer||765.855.5515|
|Daniel W. Wandersee||Council President|
|Paul W. Widau||Council Member|
|Douglas G. Dillman||Council Member|
|Michael Crawley||Council Member|
|Kate Johnson-Keep||Council Member|
|Karen Steele||Center Township Trustee||765.855.5105|
|Location:||East Central Indiana, USA|
Highest Point in Indiana
|Mail:||50 North 5th St.
Richmond, IN 47374
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