Cloverland, Indiana

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Cloverland
Unincorporated community
Cloverland, Indiana, along State Road 340
Cloverland, Indiana, along State Road 340
Cloverland is located in Clay County, Indiana
Cloverland
Cloverland
Location in Clay County
Coordinates: 39°30′05″N 87°13′53″W / 39.50139°N 87.23139°W / 39.50139; -87.23139Coordinates: 39°30′05″N 87°13′53″W / 39.50139°N 87.23139°W / 39.50139; -87.23139
Country United States
State Indiana
County Clay
Township Posey
Elevation 607 ft (185 m)
ZIP code 47834
FIPS code 18-13888[1]
GNIS feature ID 432691[2]

Cloverland is an unincorporated community in Posey Township, Clay County, Indiana. It is part of the Terre Haute Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

Cloverland is located at 39°30′05″N 87°13′53″W / 39.50139°N 87.23139°W / 39.50139; -87.23139, about six miles west of the county seat, Brazil, and less than one mile east of the Vigo-Clay line. Cloverland is within the humid continental climate zone. The terrain is gently rolling and includes a small brook.

History[edit]

The town was platted in 1834 as a speculative venture by Terre Haute doctor Charles Modesitt. The town grew steadily with several general stores, a carpentry shop, and several other ventures. With the construction of the railroad, business activity shifted to nearby Brazil, and the town's population dwindled.[3] A post office was established at Cloverland in 1850, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1920.[4] Today, a church, a commercial building, and cluster of houses are all that remain.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "Cloverland, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-10. 
  3. ^ Blanchard, Charles (1884). Counties of Clay and Owen, Indiana: Historical and Biographical. F.A. Battey & Company. p. 221. 
  4. ^ "Clay County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 30 August 2014.