Falmouth, Indiana

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Falmouth, Indiana
Unincorporated community
Falmouth, Indiana is located in Indiana
Falmouth, Indiana
Falmouth, Indiana
Coordinates: 39°42′3″N 85°18′4″W / 39.70083°N 85.30111°W / 39.70083; -85.30111Coordinates: 39°42′3″N 85°18′4″W / 39.70083°N 85.30111°W / 39.70083; -85.30111
Country United States
State Indiana
County Fayette, Rush
Township Fairview, Union, Washington
Elevation 1,070 ft (330 m)
ZIP code 46127
GNIS feature ID 434385[1]

Falmouth (also Old Baker Settlement) is an unincorporated community in Fayette and Rush counties in the U.S. state of Indiana. Located at the northeastern corner of Union Township and the southeastern corner of Washington Township in Rush County and along the northwestern edge of Fairview Township in Fayette County, it lies at the intersection of CR800E (Rush County) with CR600N (Rush County)/CR400N(Fayette County). Falmouth sits northwest of Connersville and northeast of Rushville, the county seats of Fayette and Rush counties respectively.[2] Its elevation is 1,070 feet (326 m), and it is located at 39°42′3″N 85°17′4″W / 39.70083°N 85.28444°W / 39.70083; -85.28444 (39.7008798, -85.3010781).[3] Although Falmouth is unincorporated, it has a post office (located in Rush County), with the ZIP code of 46127.[4]

History[edit]

Falmouth was founded in 1832.[5] It was named after Falmouth, in England.[6] The first post office in Falmouth opened in 1847.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Falmouth, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-17. 
  2. ^ DeLorme. Indiana Atlas & Gazetteer. 3rd ed. Yarmouth: DeLorme, 2004, p. 46-47. ISBN 0-89933-319-2.
  3. ^ Geographic Names Information System Feature Detail Report, Geographic Names Information System, 1979-02-14. Accessed 2008-06-01.
  4. ^ Zip Code Lookup
  5. ^ Barrows, Frederic Irving (1917). History of Fayette County, Indiana: Her People, Industries and Institutions. Bowen, B. F. p. 232. 
  6. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 130. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. ...renamed for the English town Falmouth... 
  7. ^ "Fayette County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 4 September 2014.