Nineveh, Indiana

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Nineveh
Unincorporated community
Nineveh is located in Indiana
Nineveh
Nineveh
Coordinates: 39°21′44″N 86°05′05″W / 39.36222°N 86.08472°W / 39.36222; -86.08472Coordinates: 39°21′44″N 86°05′05″W / 39.36222°N 86.08472°W / 39.36222; -86.08472
Country United States
State Indiana
County Johnson
Township Nineveh
Elevation 771 ft (235 m)
ZIP code 46164
FIPS code 18-53982[1]
GNIS feature ID 440180[2]

Nineveh is an unincorporated community in Nineveh Township, Johnson County, Indiana, United States.

Nineveh took its name from Nineveh Creek.[3]

Scenes from the movie Hoosiers were shot in the old Nineveh Elementary School, which was renamed "Hickory High School" for the film. Nineveh's last class of students attended here during the filming of the movie in 1985, after which they relocated to Trafalgar to consolidate at Indian Creek Elementary School. The old school was lost to a fire just a few years after it was closed for consolidation.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "Nineveh, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-17. 
  3. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 243. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. ...and named for nearby Nineveh Creek. 
  4. ^ Nineveh Indiana