Hamburg, Clark County, Indiana

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Hamburg
Unincorporated community
Clark County's location in Indiana
Clark County's location in Indiana
Hamburg is located in Clark County, Indiana
Hamburg
Hamburg
Location in Clark County
Coordinates: 38°23′00″N 85°46′03″W / 38.38333°N 85.76750°W / 38.38333; -85.76750Coordinates: 38°23′00″N 85°46′03″W / 38.38333°N 85.76750°W / 38.38333; -85.76750
Country United States
State Indiana
County Clark
Township Silver Creek
Elevation 486 ft (148 m)
ZIP code 47172
FIPS code 18-30546[1]
GNIS feature ID 435630[2]

Hamburg is an unincorporated community in Silver Creek Township, Clark County, Indiana. Parts of Hamburg are within the municipal boundaries of Clarksville and Sellersburg.

History[edit]

Hamburg was laid out in 1837.[3] It was named after Hamburg, in Germany.[4] Hamburg contained a post office from the 1830s until the 1850s.[5]

Geography[edit]

Hamburg is located at 38°23′00″N 85°46′03″W / 38.38333°N 85.76750°W / 38.38333; -85.76750.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "Hamburg, Clark County, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-17. 
  3. ^ Biographical and Historical Souvenir for the Counties of Clark, Crawford, Harrison, Floyd, Jefferson, Jennings, Scott, and Washington, Indiana. Chicago Printing Company. 1889. p. 25. 
  4. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 154. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. ...and named for the city in Germany. 
  5. ^ "Clark County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 30 August 2014.