Clarksville, Hamilton County, Indiana

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Clarksville
Unincorporated community
Clarksville is located in Indiana
Clarksville
Clarksville
Coordinates: 40°01′56″N 85°54′45″W / 40.03222°N 85.91250°W / 40.03222; -85.91250Coordinates: 40°01′56″N 85°54′45″W / 40.03222°N 85.91250°W / 40.03222; -85.91250
Country United States
State Indiana
County Hamilton
Township Wayne
Elevation 837 ft (255 m)
ZIP code 46060
FIPS code 18-12952[1]
GNIS feature ID 432577[2]

Clarksville is an unincorporated community in Wayne Township, Hamilton County, Indiana. It was likely named in honor of George Rogers Clark, an officer in the American Revolutionary War.[3]

History[edit]

Clarksville was originally called Nicholsonville, and under the latter name was laid out in 1849 by Abraham Nicholson.[4] Clarksville was incorporated as a town in 1867, however its incorporation was later dissolved.[5]

A post office was established as Nicholsonville in 1850, was renamed Clarksville that same year, and closed in 1902.[6]

Geography[edit]

Clarksville is located at 40°01′56″N 85°54′45″W / 40.03222°N 85.91250°W / 40.03222; -85.91250.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "Clarksville, Hamilton County, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-10. 
  3. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 96. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. This village supposedly was named for General George Rogers Clark. 
  4. ^ Shirts, Augustus Finch (1901). A History of the Formation, Settlement and Development of Hamilton County, Indiana: From the Year 1818 to the Close of the Civil War. p. 220. 
  5. ^ Haines, John F. (1915). History of Hamilton County, Indiana: Her People, Industries And Institutions, Volume 1. B.F. Bowen & Co. p. 255. 
  6. ^ "Hamilton County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 17 September 2014.