Saline City, Indiana

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Saline City
Unincorporated community
Saline City is located in Clay County, Indiana
Saline City
Saline City
Location in Clay County
Coordinates: 39°21′55″N 87°07′56″W / 39.36528°N 87.13222°W / 39.36528; -87.13222Coordinates: 39°21′55″N 87°07′56″W / 39.36528°N 87.13222°W / 39.36528; -87.13222
Country United States
State Indiana
County Clay
Township Sugar Ridge
Elevation[1] 571 ft (174 m)
ZIP code 47840
FIPS code 18-67518[2]
GNIS feature ID 442932

Saline City is an unincorporated community in Sugar Ridge Township, Clay County, Indiana. It is part of the Terre Haute Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

Saline City had its start by the building of the railroad through that territory.[3] A post office was established at Saline City in 1872, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1951.[4] Saline likely refers to a mineral lick.[5]

Geography[edit]

Saline City is located at 39°21′55″N 87°07′56″W / 39.36528°N 87.13222°W / 39.36528; -87.13222.

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. 267. 
  4. ^ "Clay County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 30 August 2014. 
  5. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 292. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. ...supposedly for a salt lick here in pioneer days.