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Knightstown is a town in Wayne Township, Henry County, Indiana, along the Big Blue River. The population was 2,182 at the 2010 census. It is approximately thirty-two miles east of Indianapolis. Knightstown is famous for the 1986 movie Hoosiers. The Hoosier Gym was used in the filming of the movie. Knightstown hosts two annual festivals: Jubilee Days held in early-mid June and The Hoosier Fall Festival held in September. Knightstown also hosts an annual car show and a music series on the town square. The Hoosier Gym also hosts Indiana's best high school basketball players in the annual Hoosier Classic.HistoryKnightstown was platted in 1827, and named for Jonathan Knight, an engineer on the National Road. A post office has operated in Knightstown since 1833.GeographyKnightstown is located at .According to the 2010 census, Knightstown has a total area of 1.04sqmi, of which 1.03sqmi is land and 0.01sqmi is water.Demographics2010 censusAs of the census of 2010, there were 2,182 people, 899 households, and 590 families residing in the town. The population density was 2118.4PD/sqmi. There were 1,001 housing units at an average density of 971.8/sqmi. The racial makeup of the town was 98.0% White, 0.1% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.4% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.6% of the population.
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