Paynesville, Indiana

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Unincorporated community
Paynesville is located in Indiana
Coordinates: 38°37′16″N 85°29′36″W / 38.62111°N 85.49333°W / 38.62111; -85.49333Coordinates: 38°37′16″N 85°29′36″W / 38.62111°N 85.49333°W / 38.62111; -85.49333
Country United States
State Indiana
County Jefferson
Township Saluda
Elevation[1] 764 ft (233 m)
ZIP code 47243
FIPS code 18-58518[2]
GNIS feature ID 440949

Paynesville is an unincorporated community in Saluda Township, Jefferson County, Indiana.


Paynesville is located at 38°37′16″N 85°29′36″W / 38.62111°N 85.49333°W / 38.62111; -85.49333.


Paynesville was named in honor of Miller Payne, a pioneer.[3]

Paynesville was hit by a tornado on March 2, 2012, and one person died.[4] Three fatalities occurred about a mile away in Chelsea.[4]

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  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 258. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. This village was named for Miller Payne, an early settler. 
  4. ^ a b Grace Schneider. The Courier-Journal. (March 4, 2012). "Indiana couple died as they lived, side by side". Courier Journal. Retrieved 2012-03-06. His home was flattened and first responders found his body beneath the rubble of his residence, which was blown down a hillside, Jackson, the coroner, said.