Bennettsville, Indiana

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Bennettsville
Unincorporated community
Clark County's location in Indiana
Clark County's location in Indiana
Bennettsville is located in Clark County, Indiana
Bennettsville
Bennettsville
Location in Clark County
Coordinates: 38°25′32″N 85°48′31″W / 38.42556°N 85.80861°W / 38.42556; -85.80861Coordinates: 38°25′32″N 85°48′31″W / 38.42556°N 85.80861°W / 38.42556; -85.80861
Country United States
State Indiana
County Clark
Township Carr
Elevation 571 ft (174 m)
ZIP code 47172
FIPS code 18-04744[1]
GNIS feature ID 430818[2]

Bennettsville is an unincorporated community in Carr Township, Clark County, Indiana.

History[edit]

Bennettsville was laid out in 1838.[3] It was likely named for Benedict Nugent, a local businessman.[4] A post office was established at Bennettsville in 1847, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1924.[5]

Geography[edit]

Bennettsville is located at 38°25′32″N 85°48′31″W / 38.42556°N 85.80861°W / 38.42556; -85.80861.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "Bennettsville, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-10. 
  3. ^ History of the Ohio Falls Cities and Their Counties: Precincts of Jefferson County, Ky. General histories of Clark and Floyd counties, Ind. New Albany and Floyd County. Clark County and Jeffersonville. L. A. Williams & Company. 1882. p. 330. 
  4. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 65. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. Supposedly the name was formed from the Christian name of the first merchant, Benjamin Nugent. 
  5. ^ "Clark County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 30 August 2014.