Marysville, Indiana

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Marysville
Unincorporated community
Marysville is located in Indiana
Marysville
Marysville
Coordinates: 38°35′08″N 85°38′37″W / 38.58556°N 85.64361°W / 38.58556; -85.64361Coordinates: 38°35′08″N 85°38′37″W / 38.58556°N 85.64361°W / 38.58556; -85.64361
Country United States
State Indiana
County Clark
Township Oregon
Elevation 712 ft (217 m)
ZIP code 47141
FIPS code 18-47502[1]
GNIS feature ID 438691[2]

Marysville is an unincorporated community in Oregon Township, Clark County, Indiana.

History[edit]

The town was laid out with 40 lots along the railroad tracks in 1871.[3] It was named for Mary Kimberlain, a local resident.[4]

The town suffered severe damage due to an EF-4 tornado on March 2, 2012. Major Chuck Adams of the Clark County Sheriff's Department described the town as "completely gone."[5][6] The 1891 Marysville Christian Church was blown four feet off its foundation. As reported in the Los Angeles Times, pastor Bob Priest stated: "We recognize that the church is not the building and we can rebuild the building. I hope to build bigger and better."[3] Of the 40 to 50 houses in the town, many but not all were damaged beyond repair.[3]

Geography[edit]

Marysville is located at 38°35′08″N 85°38′37″W / 38.58556°N 85.64361°W / 38.58556; -85.64361.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "Marysville, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-17. 
  3. ^ a b c John Hoeffel (March 3, 2012). "In Marysville, Ind.: Tornadoes take toll but, amazingly, no lives". LA Times. Retrieved 2012-03-04. "1891 Marysville Christian Church...pastor...said..."I hope to build bigger and better."" 
  4. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 212. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. "...by Mary Kimberlain, who lived in the county." 
  5. ^ "At least three dead in US tornadoes". The New Zealand Herald. Associated Press. March 3, 2012. Retrieved March 2, 2012. [dead link]
  6. ^ Reeves, Jay (March 2, 2012). "Tornado rakes Southern Indiana; Marysville, town of 1,900, 'completely gone'". Huffington Post. Associated Press. Retrieved March 3, 2012.