Perth, Indiana

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Perth
Unincorporated community
Perth is located in Clay County, Indiana
Perth
Perth
Location in Clay County
Coordinates: 39°35′35″N 87°09′43″W / 39.59306°N 87.16194°W / 39.59306; -87.16194Coordinates: 39°35′35″N 87°09′43″W / 39.59306°N 87.16194°W / 39.59306; -87.16194
Country United States
State Indiana
County Clay
Township Dick Johnson
Elevation[1] 630 ft (190 m)
ZIP code 47837
FIPS code 18-59310[2]
GNIS feature ID 441045

Perth is an unincorporated community in Dick Johnson Township, Clay County, Indiana. It is part of the Terre Haute Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

Perth is located at 39°35′35″N 87°09′43″W / 39.59306°N 87.16194°W / 39.59306; -87.16194.

History[edit]

Perth had its start in the year 1870 by the building of the railroad through that territory.[3] It was named after Perth, Scotland.[4] A post office was established at Perth in 1880, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1929.[5]

References[edit]

  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. ^ Blanchard, Charles (1884). Counties of Clay and Owen, Indiana: Historical and Biographical. F.A. Battey & Company. p. 325. 
  4. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 260. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. ...and named for Perth, Scotland, birthplace of his ancestors. 
  5. ^ "Clay County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 30 August 2014.