Blue Lick, Indiana

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Blue Lick
Unincorporated community
Clark County's location in Indiana
Clark County's location in Indiana
Blue Lick is located in Clark County, Indiana
Blue Lick
Blue Lick
Location in Clark County
Coordinates: 38°30′30″N 85°48′17″W / 38.50833°N 85.80472°W / 38.50833; -85.80472Coordinates: 38°30′30″N 85°48′17″W / 38.50833°N 85.80472°W / 38.50833; -85.80472
Country United States
State Indiana
County Clark
Township Monroe
Elevation 531 ft (162 m)
ZIP code 47126
FIPS code 18-06004[1]
GNIS feature ID 449620[2]

Blue Lick is an unincorporated community in Monroe Township, Clark County, Indiana.

History[edit]

A post office was established at Blue Lick in 1837, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1905.[3]

The community took its name from Blue Lick Creek.[4] The creek was named for the blue slate in the riverbed.[5] Blue Lick has been noted for its unusual place name.[6]

Geography[edit]

Blue Lick is located at 38°30′30″N 85°48′17″W / 38.50833°N 85.80472°W / 38.50833; -85.80472.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "Blue Lick, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-10. 
  3. ^ "Clark County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 30 August 2014. 
  4. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 70. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. "...named for nearby Blue Lick Creek..." 
  5. ^ Biographical and Historical Souvenir for the Counties of Clark, Crawford, Harrison, Floyd, Jefferson, Jennings, Scott, and Washington, Indiana. Chicago printing Company. 1889. p. 18. 
  6. ^ Thompson, George E. (1 July 2009). You Live Where?: Interesting and Unusual Facts about where We Live. iUniverse. p. 31. ISBN 978-1-4401-3421-0.