Carwood, Indiana

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Carwood
Unincorporated community
Clark County's location in Indiana
Clark County's location in Indiana
Carwood is located in Clark County, Indiana
Carwood
Carwood
Location in Clark County
Coordinates: 38°26′54″N 85°51′50″W / 38.44833°N 85.86389°W / 38.44833; -85.86389Coordinates: 38°26′54″N 85°51′50″W / 38.44833°N 85.86389°W / 38.44833; -85.86389
Country United States
State Indiana
County Clark
Township Carr
Elevation 499 ft (152 m)
ZIP code 47106
FIPS code 18-10630[1]
GNIS feature ID 432202[2]

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

History[edit]

It was previously known as Muddyfork or Muddy Fork after the stream that flows through the town.[3] The post office was established as Muddy Fork in 1858.[4] The post office was renamed Carwood in 1902, and it was discontinued in 1933.[5] Carwood was likely named for John Carr, a pioneer settler.[6]

Geography[edit]

Carwood is located at 38°26′54″N 85°51′50″W / 38.44833°N 85.86389°W / 38.44833; -85.86389.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "Carwood, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-10. 
  3. ^ Andreas, Alfred Theodore (1876). "Clark County". Illustrated Historical Atlas of the State of Indiana. Chicago: Baskin, Forster & Company. 
  4. ^ "Clark County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 30 August 2014. 
  5. ^ "Clark County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 30 August 2014. 
  6. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 88. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. "...supposedly a coined name honoring General John Carr, an early settler..."