Alpine, Indiana

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Alpine
Unincorporated community
Alpine is located in Indiana
Alpine
Alpine
Coordinates: 39°33′14″N 85°10′33″W / 39.55389°N 85.17583°W / 39.55389; -85.17583Coordinates: 39°33′14″N 85°10′33″W / 39.55389°N 85.17583°W / 39.55389; -85.17583
Country United States
State Indiana
County Fayette
Township Columbia
Elevation 761 ft (232 m)
ZIP code 47331
FIPS code 18-01180[1]
GNIS feature ID 430115[2]

Alpine is an unincorporated community in Columbia Township, Fayette County, Indiana.

History[edit]

The first sawmill in Columbia Township was built at Alpine in 1814.[3] Alpine was laid out as a town in about 1832.[4]

By 1885, Alpine contained a sawmill, a gristmill, and a station on the Whitewater Valley Railroad.[5]

A post office opened in Alpine in 1868, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1966.[6]

Geography[edit]

Alpine is located on State Route 121 about 6 miles (9.7 km) south of Connersville.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "Alpine, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-10. 
  3. ^ Barrows, Frederic Irving (1917). History of Fayette County, Indiana: Her People, Industries and Institutions. Bowen, B. F. p. 220. 
  4. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 49. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. ...this village was founded about 1832... 
  5. ^ History of Fayette County, Indiana. Warner, Beers and Company. 1885. p. 199. 
  6. ^ "Fayette County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 4 September 2014.