|Elevation||696 ft (212 m)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5.0)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4.0)|
|Area code(s)||765 and 812|
|GNIS feature ID||441396|
Poland is an unincorporated community in eastern Cass Township, Clay County, Indiana, United States. It lies along State Road 42 southeast of the city of Brazil, the county seat of Clay County. Its elevation is 696 feet (212 m). Although Poland is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 47868.
In 2008, Poland was thrust into the limelight as the birthplace of a modern-day Noah's ark. Tom West, 71, and his wife of 52 years, Marsha, started building a 57-foot (17 m) long, 33-ton stainless steel sailboat on an old tennis court next to his house. "I know I'm not nuts but it's a big undertaking," West has been quoted as saying. Tom is a former tennis coach and farmer with several college degrees, including one in astrophysics. The interior of the boat is 6.5 feet (2.0 m) tall, and about 600 square feet (56 m2), or about the size of a small apartment. West plans to build a full kitchen, sleeping quarters for 12 people, two bathrooms, a lounge and a navigation center. West has built the boat especially to resist attack by pirates. There are steel doors with locking mechanisms to assure protection. After completion, Tom and Marsha plan to launch the boat in Kentucky Lake, then take the Tombigbee waterway to the Gulf of Mexico, then on to see the world.