Spencerville, Indiana

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Spencerville
Unincorporated community
West portal of the Spencerville Covered Bridge
West portal of the Spencerville Covered Bridge
Spencerville is located in Indiana
Spencerville
Spencerville
Coordinates: 41°16′59″N 84°55′19″W / 41.28306°N 84.92194°W / 41.28306; -84.92194Coordinates: 41°16′59″N 84°55′19″W / 41.28306°N 84.92194°W / 41.28306; -84.92194
Country United States
State Indiana
County DeKalb
Township Spencer
Elevation[1] 807 ft (246 m)
ZIP code 46788
FIPS code 18-71990[2]
GNIS feature ID 443944

Spencerville is an unincorporated community located in Spencer Township, DeKalb County, Indiana. The only covered bridge in DeKalb County is located in Spencerville.[3]

History[edit]

The Spencerville post office was established in 1839.[4] Spencerville was named for John Spencer, relative of one of the founders.[5]

Geography[edit]

Spencerville is located at 41°16′59″N 84°55′19″W / 41.28306°N 84.92194°W / 41.28306; -84.92194.

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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. ^ "Spencerville Covered Bridge, DeKlab County, Indiana". Indiana County History Preservation Society. Retrieved 2009-02-04. 
  4. ^ "DeKalb County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 3 September 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. ...and named for John Spencer, brother-in-law of Reuben J. Dawson, who platted...