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Corydon is a town in Harrison County, in the Louisville metro area.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for a young shepherd in a song.
The latitude of Corydon is 38.211N. The longitude is -86.121W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 587 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,720.
Gen. John Hunt Morgan and his Confederate raiders attacked the city in 1863. It is said that to save their flour mills from flames, each mill owner was required to pay $1,000. Morgan returned a $200 overpayment
Sections below provide additional information and links about Corydon demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Harrison County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Louisville area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 47112 ZIP code.
28% of Corydon residents report German ancestry, and 19% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Corydon ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Corydon was $20,740, compared with $21,587 nationally.
15% of Corydon residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Historic districts in Corydon include Corydon Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Corydon, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $382. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $678.
Libraries in Corydon include Carnegie Genealogy & Local History Library, Harrison County Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Corydon include Corydon Democrat
Harrison County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Corydon political report.
The average commute time for Corydon workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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