Turner, Indiana

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Turner
Unincorporated community
Turner is located in Clay County, Indiana
Turner
Turner
Location in Clay County
Coordinates: 39°29′54″N 87°09′37″W / 39.49833°N 87.16028°W / 39.49833; -87.16028Coordinates: 39°29′54″N 87°09′37″W / 39.49833°N 87.16028°W / 39.49833; -87.16028
Country United States
State Indiana
County Clay
Township Posey
Elevation[1] 673 ft (205 m)
ZIP code 47834
FIPS code 18-76832[2]
GNIS feature ID 444989

Turner is an unincorporated community in Posey Township, Clay County, Indiana. It is part of the Terre Haute Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

Turner is located at 39°29′54″N 87°09′37″W / 39.49833°N 87.16028°W / 39.49833; -87.16028.

History[edit]

Turner was originally known as Newburg and was founded as such in 1854 by Joshua Modesitt along the Terre Haute and Indianapolis railroad. The post office was renamed Turner during the 1870s. When once thriving, the town had several general stores, a pottery, a United Brethran congregation, and several schools. The railroad is no longer in existence, although one can still observe evidence of such in the form of cleared paths through thickets in and around the town.[3]

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. ^ Clay County Interim Report, published by Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana