Chambersburg, Indiana

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Chambersburg
Unincorporated community
Chambersburg is located in Indiana
Chambersburg
Chambersburg
Coordinates: 38°31′05″N 86°23′32″W / 38.51806°N 86.39222°W / 38.51806; -86.39222Coordinates: 38°31′05″N 86°23′32″W / 38.51806°N 86.39222°W / 38.51806; -86.39222
Country  United States
State  Indiana
County Orange County
Township Paoli Township
Elevation 201 m (659 ft)
ZIP code 47454
GNIS feature ID 0450763[1]

Chambersburg is an unincorporated community in Paoli Township, Orange County, Indiana, United States.

History[edit]

The town was laid out in 1840 by Samuel Chambers, who named it for himself.[2] Chambersburg was a station on the Underground Railroad.[3]

Geography[edit]

Chambersburg is located at 38°31′05″N 86°23′32″W / 38.51806°N 86.39222°W / 38.51806; -86.39222 at an elevation of 659 feet.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chambersburg". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-17. 
  2. ^ Baker, Ronald L.; Marvin Carmony (1975). Indiana Place Names. Indiana University Press. pp. 27–28. ISBN 0-253-14167-2. 
  3. ^ History of Lawrence, Orange, and Washington Counties, Indiana: From the Earliest Time to the Present. Higginson Book Company. 1884. p. 385.