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New Amsterdam, Indiana

Here I am in New Amsterdam, Indiana! It’s nothing like the Amsterdam I’m used to!
Street Scene
This store closed 15 seconds after we left it.

10 comments to New Amsterdam, Indiana

  • Chris C

    I see the problem with the store now… It’s an Odd Fellows hall. They were probably having a meeting on what to do with the big ‘ole eye on the back of the dollar bill and were rudely interupted by the city folk.

  • New Amsterdam, Indiana

    So yesterday was my big trip to New Amsterdam, Indiana, one of four towns in America with a population of 1 (one), according to the US Census of 2000. Except, it wasn’t. Koko and I left Bloomington at 1 and…

  • […] my car out in front of one of the two churches I saw in town, and we walked back to the sign, took pictures of each other in order to prove that we had indeed made it to New Amsterdam, and then wandered […]

  • Cynthia

    I love New Amsterdam. It is beautiful and very peaceful. I can’t wait to get the hell out of dirty, nasty Louisville!

  • Darrell

    A h— of a lot worse places than this exist-take it from one who was born and raised there!

  • ROBERT

    I MET A GENTLEMAN IN DECEMBER 2010 AT THE NEW AMSTERDAM CEMETARY THAT I WOULD LIKE TO SEE AGAIN IF I CAN GET HELP REMEMBERING HIS NAME. HE TALKED ABOUT BUILDING THE SHELTER AT THE CEMETARY AND CHARLIES’ ORCHARD AND FOX HUNTING WITH MY GRANDFATHER (CHARLIE REDDEN) AFTER HE CAME HOME FROM THE WAR. AS I REMEMBER, HE SAID HE LIVED NEARBY ON THE NORTH SIDE OF NEW AMSTERDAM ROAD.

    • Hi Robert, I wish I could help you, but I haven’t been to New Amsterdam since May 2004. I’m not from there and I have no connections there.

      Maybe you’ll get lucky and somebody will respond here, but I doubt it.

      Good luck!

      Adam

  • Hi, Robert,

    I’m a retired librarian who moved to New Albany, Indiana, from Houston, Texas, 4 years ago. I am doing a blog on my fascination with small town Indiana life, which is foreign but very interesting to me.

    I happened upon your post when researching New Amsterdam, Indiana, with which i’ve been fascinated ever since I wandered there with my husband last week on a photo-taking drive. I said when I came home I want to look this place up to see what the population is – imagine my shock when I realized it was 1!

    I came across your post, I did some research on your relative, (because I still think like a librarian), and I found a lot of information about him in Ancestry.com – lots of census records, and other things. Ancestry.com charges for their database, but it is available for free at most public and university libraries. If you can’t find anything there, you can go to US.gov and look for census records. If you get that far, you should have a recent residence, and you could search from there.

    It would be interesting if you find more information on your family members. I just started looking for mine recently, and its very rewarding.

    Check out my blog , http://www.mamatravels.info, and my Facebook.com account, mamabird5o and I have some very recent (in the last two weeks) photos of New Amsterdam.

    Good luck to you!

    Carol Butler (cbutler1467@gmail.com)