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New Castle is a city in Henry County, Indiana, 44mi east-northeast of Indianapolis, on the Big Blue River. In 1900, 3,406 people lived in the town; in 1910, 9,446; in 1920, 14,458; and in 1940, 16,620. The population was 18,114 at the 2010 census. The city is the county seat of Henry County. New Castle is home to New Castle Fieldhouse, the largest high school gymnasium in the world. The city is surrounded by agricultural land. In the past, it was a manufacturing center for the production of sheet iron and steel, automobiles, caskets, clothing, scales, bridges, pianos, furniture, handles, shovels, lathes, bricks, and flour.New Castle Correctional Facility, with a capacity of over 2,000 inmates, is located just north of the city.HistoryNew Castle was platted in 1823, and named after New Castle, Kentucky. A post office was established at New Castle in 1823.GeographyNew Castle is located at.According to the 2010 census, New Castle has a total area of 7.311sqmi, of which 7.29sqmi (or 99.71%) is land and 0.021sqmi (or 0.29%) is water.GovernmentNew Castle is a third class city and has a seven member city council chaired by the mayor. One council member is elected from each of the city's five districts and two are elected at-large. The clerk-treasurer and city judge are also elected offices. City elections are held every four years in the year preceding presidential elections.
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