Billtown, Indiana

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Billtown
Unincorporated community
Billtown is located in Clay County, Indiana
Billtown
Billtown
Location in Clay County
Coordinates: 39°30′36″N 87°11′10″W / 39.51000°N 87.18611°W / 39.51000; -87.18611Coordinates: 39°30′36″N 87°11′10″W / 39.51000°N 87.18611°W / 39.51000; -87.18611
Country United States
State Indiana
County Clay
Township Posey
Elevation 623 ft (190 m)
ZIP code 47834
FIPS code 18-05284[1]
GNIS feature ID 431086[2]

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

History[edit]

Billtown was originally known as Williamstown, and under the latter name was platted in 1831.[3]

Billtown once contained a post office under the name Van Buren.[4] The Van Buren post office operated from 1835 until 1865.[5]

Geography[edit]

Billtown is located at 39°30′36″N 87°11′10″W / 39.51000°N 87.18611°W / 39.51000; -87.18611.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "Billtown, 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. 33. 
  4. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 67. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. 
  5. ^ "Clay County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 30 August 2014.