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New Castle is a city in and county seat of Henry County, Indiana. Named after New Castle, Kentucky, it was settled in 1822 and platted in 1823. During its early days, the city was a manufacturing center for the production of:
It was also known as the Rose City in the early 1900s for having over 100 florists and numerous growers. Today, New Castle is surrounded by agricultural land. Located on the Big Blue River, it has a total area of 7.311 square miles and a population of 18,114 at the 2010 census.
New Castle Fieldhouse is the largest high school gymnasium in the world. Situated in New Castle High School, it has a capacity of 9,325. The most notable event to happen at the fieldhouse is the 1961 State Sectional Game between Lewisville and New Castle. Those attending the game that day were snowed in and had to have food delivered the next morning by a local bakery. Church service was also piped into the gym.
Among the many establishments and landmarks in New Castle, there are some that hold historical value to the city. Those that have been added to the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) include the New Castle Commercial Historic District, Henry County Courthouse, Chrysler Enclosure, and Gen. William Grose House.
Another historic place in the city, although not listed on the NRHP, is Thornhaven Manor. The Italianate architectural style was built in 1845 on Spiceland Road. Advertised as a "curios haunt," it has been featured on Destination America's Ghost Brothers, Ghost Adventures Aftershocks, Ghost Adventures. The building is said to have been a stop on the Underground Railroad.
Baker Park is a city park in New Castle. Named in honor of former New Castle Mayor Sidney E. Baker, it was dedicated on June 20, 1937. The park offers recreational facilities such as an Aquatic Center with a pool, splash pads and a concession stand, two reservation only large enclosed shelters, four small shelters, picnic areas, one covered stage area, a large playground, "Fun Park" for children, sand volleyball court, basketball court, ball diamonds, shuffleboard, horseshoe pits, walking paths and a Bark Park for dogs. It is open daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
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