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New Palestine was outlined October 1, 1838, by Jonathan Evans. It initially was composed of fifteen blocks as well as thirty six great lots. A petition for the incorporation of New Palestine as a community was dated May 22, 1871, and presented to the board of area commissioners at the June session of 1871. At the time of the application, New Palestine had a populace of 279 individuals. The elect incorporation was held on June 24, 1871. Years after consolidation, the town had difficulty with its name. The post office was recognized as Sugar Creek, the railway and also express stations as Palestine as well as the name of the town itself was New Palestine. Via the initiatives of E.F. Faut and also Congressman Bynum, the name of the local post office was transformed from Sugar Creek to New Palestine on January 16, 1889, and also the name of the railroad station and also express workplace were likewise altered to New Palestine. New Palestine is a town in Sugar Creek Township, Hancock County, Indiana, along Sugar Creek. The populace was 2,055 at the 2010 demographics. New Palestine is residence to the Community School Corporation of Southern Hancock County, which includes three primary institutions (New Palestine, Sugar Creek, as well as Brandywine), one intermediate school (Doe Creek), and also one senior high school (likewise referred to as New Palestine High School). A brand-new middle school has actually been built to deal with even more pupils. It has actually kept the name of Doe Creek Middle School (previously Briar Creek). The location consists of Brandywine and also Sugar Creek territories and also is about 60 square miles (160 km2) in area. There are presently 3,206 students signed up in the entire area. It is adjacent to Warren as well as Franklin area to its west and also Shelby County to its south. New Palestine High School is perhaps the main center of the town. Countless occasions occur year-round in the area, the most participated in consisting of football and also basketball games, the start of the yearly New Palestine Parade, as well as the annual Fall celebration at the Lion’s Club. New Palestine has a public library, a branch of the Hancock County Public Library.