Ashboro, Indiana

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Ashboro
Unincorporated community
Ashboro is located in Clay County, Indiana
Ashboro
Ashboro
Coordinates: 39°23′56″N 87°06′21″W / 39.39889°N 87.10583°W / 39.39889; -87.10583Coordinates: 39°23′56″N 87°06′21″W / 39.39889°N 87.10583°W / 39.39889; -87.10583
Country United States
State Indiana
County Clay
Township Sugar Ridge
Elevation 610 ft (190 m)
ZIP code 47840
FIPS code 18-02332[1]
GNIS feature ID 449615[2]

Ashboro is an unincorporated community in Sugar Ridge Township, Clay County, Indiana. It is part of the Terre Haute Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

Ashboro was founded in 1858.[3] It was named after Asheboro, North Carolina.[4]

A post office was established at Ashboro in 1858, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1918. The post office was officially spelled Ashborough in early years.[5]

Geography[edit]

Ashboro is located at 39°23′56″N 87°06′21″W / 39.39889°N 87.10583°W / 39.39889; -87.10583.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "Ashboro, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-10. 
  3. ^ Blanchard, Charles (1884). Counties of Clay and Owen, Indiana: Historical and Biographical. F.A. Battey & Company. p. 266. 
  4. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 54. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. "The name was borrowed from Asheboro, North Carolina." 
  5. ^ "Clay County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 30 August 2014.