Spurgeon, Charles Haddon, 1834-92, English Baptist preacher. He joined the Baptist communion in 1850. In 1852, at age 18, he took charge of a small congregation at Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire, and, at 20, went to London as pastor of the New Park St. Chapel. His immediate popularity made necessary larger buildings for his audiences, until the huge Metropolitan Tabernacle, erected for his use, was opened in 1861. Around this developed a pastors' college, an orphanage, and missions. Spurgeon's sermons, published weekly from 1854, were collected in 50 volumes. A strict Calvinist, he opposed the doctrine of baptismal regeneration, which caused his withdrawal in 1864 from the Evangelical Alliance. He separated (1887) from the Baptist Union because he believed that modern biblical criticism was threatening orthodoxy. Among his numerous publications are John Ploughman's Talks (1869) and The Treasury of David (7 vol., 1870-85). His autobiography (4 vol., 1897-1900), compiled by his wife from his diary and letters, was edited and condensed (1946) by D. O. Fuller.

See biography by E. W. Bacon (1968).

Spurgeon is a town in Monroe Township, Pike County, Indiana, United States. The population was 227 at the 2000 census.


Spurgeon is located at (38.253669, -87.257718).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.2 square miles (0.4 km²), all of it land.


As of the census of 2000, there were 227 people, 93 households, and 62 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,299.1 people per square mile (515.6/km²). There were 101 housing units at an average density of 578.0/sq mi (229.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.12% White, 0.44% from other races, and 0.44% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.32% of the population.

There were 93 households out of which 34.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.9% were married couples living together, 6.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.3% were non-families. 30.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the town the population was spread out with 28.6% under the age of 18, 9.7% from 18 to 24, 30.8% from 25 to 44, 17.6% from 45 to 64, and 13.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 99.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $36,429, and the median income for a family was $44,375. Males had a median income of $27,031 versus $19,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,850. About 3.2% of families and 4.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.0% of those under the age of eighteen and 5.3% of those sixty five or over.


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