Taswell, Indiana

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Taswell
Unincorporated community
Taswell is located in Crawford County, Indiana
Taswell
Taswell
Coordinates: 38°20′03″N 86°33′40″W / 38.33417°N 86.56111°W / 38.33417; -86.56111Coordinates: 38°20′03″N 86°33′40″W / 38.33417°N 86.56111°W / 38.33417; -86.56111
Country United States
State Indiana
County Crawford
Township Patoka
Elevation[1] 778 ft (237 m)
ZIP code 47175
GNIS feature ID 451541

Taswell is an unincorporated community in Patoka Township, Crawford County, Indiana, located on State Road 64 west of the county seat of English.

History[edit]

A post office was established at Taswell in 1882, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1996.[2] It was intended that the community be named for the Laswell family of settlers, but when the postal authorities misspelled the name Taswell, the new name stuck.[3]

Geography[edit]

Taswell is located at 38°20′05″N 86°33′40″W / 38.33472°N 86.56111°W / 38.33472; -86.56111.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "Crawford County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 30 August 2014. 
  3. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 320. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. "...for the local Laswell family, but through a clerical error..."