Versailles is a town in Johnson Township, Ripley County, in the U.S. state of Indiana. The population was 2,113 at the 2010 census. The town is the county seat of Ripley County.
It was decided in 1818 a county seat should be located at Versailles. The town of Versailles was laid out in 1819. It was named after the Palace of Versailles.
A post office has been in operation at Versailles since 1823.
The Ripley County Courthouse, Fernando G. Taylor House, Tyson United Methodist Church, and Versailles School and Tyson Auditorium are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Versailles is located at 39°4′3″N 85°15′18″W (39.067624, -85.255026). According to the 2010 census, Versailles has a total area of 1.51 square miles (3.91 km2), all land.Laughery Creek is the major stream in the area, and was dammed in 1954 to form 230-acre Versailles Lake, within the Versailles State Park.
As of the census of 2010, there were 2,113 people, 874 households, and 538 families living in the town. The population density was 1,399.3 inhabitants per square mile (540.3/km2). There were 999 housing units at an average density of 661.6 per square mile (255.4/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.2% White, 0.2% African American, 0.3% Asian, 0.1% from other races, and 1.2% from two or more races.