Speed, Indiana

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Speed
Unincorporated community
Clark County's location in Indiana
Clark County's location in Indiana
Speed is located in Clark County, Indiana
Speed
Speed
Location in Clark County
Coordinates: 38°24′44″N 85°45′09″W / 38.41222°N 85.75250°W / 38.41222; -85.75250Coordinates: 38°24′44″N 85°45′09″W / 38.41222°N 85.75250°W / 38.41222; -85.75250
Country United States
State Indiana
County Clark
Township Silver Creek
Elevation[1] 472 ft (144 m)
Time zone Eastern Standard Time
ZIP code 47172
Area code(s) 812
FIPS code 18-71810[2]
GNIS feature ID 443928

Speed is an unincorporated community in Silver Creek Township, Clark County, Indiana, United States. It was previously known as Petersburg.[3]

History[edit]

A post office was established at Speed in 1922, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1963.[4] The community was named for W. S. Speed, a local industrialist.[5]

Geography[edit]

Speed is located at 38°24′44″N 85°45′09″W / 38.41222°N 85.75250°W / 38.41222; -85.75250.

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. ^ Andreas, Alfred Theodore (1876). "Clark County". Illustrated Historical Atlas of the State of Indiana. Chicago: Baskin, Forster & Company. 
  4. ^ "Clark 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. 308. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. "The name honors W. S. Speed, who owned a local cement plant."