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Westphalia, Indiana

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Westphalia, Indiana
Location in Knox County, Indiana
Location in Knox County, Indiana
Westphalia is located in Indiana
Location in Knox County, Indiana
Westphalia is located in the United States
Westphalia (the United States)
Coordinates: 38°51′46″N 87°13′32″W / 38.86278°N 87.22556°W / 38.86278; -87.22556
CountryUnited States
Named forWestphalia
Elevation466 ft (142 m)
 • Total202
 • Density98/sq mi (37.8/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
FIPS code18-83204[2]
GNIS feature ID445855

Westphalia is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Vigo Township, Knox County, Indiana. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 202.[3]


Westphalia was laid out in 1881, and it was originally built up chiefly by Germans.[4] It was named after the region of Westphalia in Germany.[5] The Westphalia post office was established in 1881.[6] Many businesses have existed over the history of Westphalia including a variety store, antique store, hotel, blacksmith, elevator, photo studio, mine supply and the Westphalia elementary school.


Westphalia is located in northeastern Knox County at 38°51′46″N 87°13′32″W / 38.86278°N 87.22556°W / 38.86278; -87.22556. Indiana State Road 67 passes through the center of the community, leading northeast 3 miles (5 km) to Sandborn and southwest 4 miles (6 km) to Edwardsport and 23 miles (37 km) to Vincennes, the Knox county seat. Indiana State Road 58 joins SR 67 northeast out of Westphalia but leads west 5 miles (8 km) to Freelandville.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Westphalia CDP has an area of 2.06 square miles (5.34 km2), all of it land.[3]


Historical population
Census Pop.
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

Places of interest

Westphalia has a locally owned restaurant, Country Charms Café, a playground, a church, Salem United Church of Christ, low income senior apartments and a post office. Westphalia is a rural community.


  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Westphalia CDP, Indiana". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved February 27, 2019.[dead link]
  4. ^ History of Knox and Daviess County, Indiana: From the Earliest Time to the Present. Goodspeed. 1886. pp. 272.
  5. ^ Dept. of English and Journalism (1970–72). Indiana names, v.1-3. Indiana State University. p. 15.
  6. ^ "Knox County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 25 November 2014.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2016.

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