Burnett, Indiana

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Burnett
Unincorporated community
Vigo County's location in Indiana
Vigo County's location in Indiana
Burnett is located in Vigo County, Indiana
Burnett
Burnett
location in Vigo County, Indiana
Coordinates: 39°32′34″N 87°17′44″W / 39.54278°N 87.29556°W / 39.54278; -87.29556Coordinates: 39°32′34″N 87°17′44″W / 39.54278°N 87.29556°W / 39.54278; -87.29556
Country United States
State Indiana
County Vigo
Township Otter Creek
Founded by Stephen Grover and Hanna Creal Burnett
Named for Same
Elevation 531 ft (162 m)
ZIP code 47805
FIPS code 18-9298[1]
GNIS feature ID 431848[2]

Burnett is an unincorporated community in Otter Creek Township, Vigo County, Indiana. It is part of the Terre Haute Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

Seth B. Melton
Dr. Seth B. Melton circa 1908

Burnett was founded by Stephen Grover Burnett and his wife Hanna Creal Burnett circa 1835. By 1890 it had an active post office and a practicing physician, Dr. Seth B. Melton.[3]

Geography[edit]

Burnett is located at 39°32′34″N 87°17′44″W / 39.54278°N 87.29556°W / 39.54278; -87.29556.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "Burnett, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-10. 
  3. ^ Bradsby, H.C. (1891). History of Vigo County, Indiana, with Biographical Selections. Chicago: S. B. Nelson & Co. p. 479.