Ireland, Indiana

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Ireland
Unincorporated community
Ireland is located in Indiana
Ireland
Ireland
Coordinates: 38°24′53″N 86°59′58″W / 38.41472°N 86.99944°W / 38.41472; -86.99944Coordinates: 38°24′53″N 86°59′58″W / 38.41472°N 86.99944°W / 38.41472; -86.99944
Country United States
State Indiana
County Dubois
Township Madison
Elevation 472 ft (144 m)
ZIP code 47546
FIPS code 18-36468[1]
GNIS feature ID 436827[2]

Ireland is an unincorporated community in Madison Township, Dubois County, Indiana. The town was first named American City, but changed to Ireland when the residents discovered there was already another town with that name.

History[edit]

The town was founded on land purchased from the United States government by John Stewart, a native of Ireland, on December 23, 1816.[3] The town was laid out by John Stewart's son James, and four others. The first town map is dated May 20, 1865, but had been a small village many years before that.

Ireland's school system was absorbed by the Jasper school system in 1970.

Religion[edit]

Ireland is home of St. Mary's Church, a Roman Catholic church.

Geography[edit]

Ireland is located at 38°24′53″N 86°59′58″W / 38.41472°N 86.99944°W / 38.41472; -86.99944, a few miles west of Jasper on State Road 56 in the northeast portion of Madison Township.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "Ireland, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-17. 
  3. ^ Wilson, George R. (1910). History of Dubois County from Its Primitive Days to 1910. Windmill Publications. p. 355. 

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