Eminence, Indiana

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Eminence
Unincorporated community
Eminence is located in Indiana
Eminence
Eminence
Coordinates: 39°31′17″N 86°38′29″W / 39.52139°N 86.64139°W / 39.52139; -86.64139Coordinates: 39°31′17″N 86°38′29″W / 39.52139°N 86.64139°W / 39.52139; -86.64139
Country United States
State Indiana
County Morgan
Township Adams
Elevation 787 ft (240 m)
ZIP code 46125
FIPS code 18-21106[1]
GNIS feature ID 434166[2]

Eminence is an unincorporated community in Adams Township, Morgan County, Indiana.

History[edit]

Eminence was laid out in July 1855[3] by William Wigal. The name possibly is commendatory; but according to some accounts it is descriptive, as the village site allegedly was the highest point between Indianapolis and Vincennes when State Road 67 was surveyed. [4]

Geography[edit]

Eminence is located at 39°31′17″N 86°38′29″W / 39.52139°N 86.64139°W / 39.52139; -86.64139.

Education[edit]

Eminence is served by the Eminence School Corporation.

Notable person[edit]

Glenn M. Curtis, four-time Indiana state champion basketball coach (Lebanon & Martinsville) and coach at Indiana State and the high school coach of John Wooden.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "Eminence, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-17. 
  3. ^ Blanchard, Charles (1884). Counties of Morgan, Monroe and Brown, Indiana: Historical and Biographical. F.A. Battey & Company. p. 145. 
  4. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Bloomington & Indianapolis: Indiana University Press. p. 125. ISBN 0253209552.