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Jamestown is a town in Jackson Township, Boone County and Eel River Township, Hendricks County, Indiana, United States. The population was 958 at the 2010 census.
Jamestown was established in 1830, and was platted in 1832. The town was named for its founder, James Mattock.
The town served as the original county seat of Boone County until 1831 when the legislature required that the county seat be moved towards the center of the district. In 1869, the Indianapolis, Bloomington and Western Railway (Later the Peoria and Eastern) came through the center of town on what was then Washington Street. The railroad remains today as the CSX Crawfordsville Sub and is the mainline from Indianapolis and Avon to Chicago. Additionally, Terre Haute, Indianapolis and Eastern Traction Company operated interurban service through Jamestown beginning in 1912 until its demise adjacent to the Big Four railroad, the remnants still being visible north of the railroad right of way.
Jamestown is located at 39°55′34″N 86°37′39″W (39.926244, -86.627460).
According to the 2010 census, Jamestown has a total area of 0.88 square miles (2.28 km2), all land.
As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 958 people, 394 households, and 261 families in the town. The population density was 1,088.6 inhabitants per square mile (420.3/km2). There were 418 housing units at an average density of 475.0 per square mile (183.4/km2).