Eel River, Clay County, Indiana

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Eel River
Unincorporated community
Eel River is located in Clay County, Indiana
Eel River
Eel River
Location in Clay County
Coordinates: 39°19′24″N 87°07′25″W / 39.32333°N 87.12361°W / 39.32333; -87.12361Coordinates: 39°19′24″N 87°07′25″W / 39.32333°N 87.12361°W / 39.32333; -87.12361
Country United States
State Indiana
County Clay
Township Harrison
Elevation 551 ft (168 m)
GNIS feature ID 434035[1]

Eel River is an unincorporated community in northern Harrison Township, Clay County, Indiana. It is part of the Terre Haute Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

The Eel River, from which this community takes its name, was so named from a Native American word meaning "slippery fish".[2]

Geography[edit]

Eel River is located at 39°19′24″N 87°07′25″W / 39.32333°N 87.12361°W / 39.32333; -87.12361.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Eel River, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-10. 
  2. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 122. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. The stream name is a translation of the Delaware name...