Needmore is located at 39°15′04″N86°20′23″W / 39.25111°N 86.33972°W / 39.25111; -86.33972. Needmore was first founded in 1892. It originally had the name Jackson's Hollow. In 1915, a representative from the Illinois Central Railroad line was surveying the area for possible routes and the choice came down to nearby Helmsburg and Jackson's Hollow. He eventually decided on Helmsburg because "The Jackson's Hollow area needs more development to be considered a realistic choice." The nickname became a derogatory name for the local school's basketball team. Eventually the name stuck and became a point of pride amongst residents.