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. Clarksville was incorporated as a town in 1867, however its incorporation was later dissolved. [4 ] [5 ]
A post office was established as Nicholsonville in 1850, was renamed Clarksville that same year, and closed in 1902.
Geography [ edit ]
Clarksville is located at
. 40°01′56″N 85°54′45″W / 40.03222°N 85.91250°W
References [ edit ]
^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau . Retrieved . 2008-01-31
^ "Clarksville, Hamilton County, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey . Retrieved . 2009-10-10
^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). . Indiana University Press. p. 96. From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. This village supposedly was named for General George Rogers Clark.
^ Shirts, Augustus Finch (1901). . p. 220. A History of the Formation, Settlement and Development of Hamilton County, Indiana: From the Year 1818 to the Close of the Civil War
^ Haines, John F. (1915). . B.F. Bowen & Co. p. 255. History of Hamilton County, Indiana: Her People, Industries And Institutions, Volume 1
^ "Hamilton County". Jim Forte Postal History . Retrieved . 17 September 2014