Vicksburg, Indiana

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Vicksburg
Unincorporated community
Vicksburg is located in Indiana
Vicksburg
Vicksburg
Coordinates: 39°05′26″N 87°11′53″W / 39.09056°N 87.19806°W / 39.09056; -87.19806Coordinates: 39°05′26″N 87°11′53″W / 39.09056°N 87.19806°W / 39.09056; -87.19806
Country United States
State Indiana
County Greene
Township Wright
Elevation[1] 610 ft (190 m)
ZIP code 47441
FIPS code 18-79028[2]
GNIS feature ID 445273

Vicksburg is an unincorporated community in Wright Township, Greene County, Indiana.

History[edit]

Vicksburg was named for Victoria Hanna, the daughter of a prominent settler.[3] A post office was established at Vicksburg in 1901, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1935.[4]

Geography[edit]

Vicksburg is located at 39°05′26″N 87°11′53″W / 39.09056°N 87.19806°W / 39.09056; -87.19806.

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. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 334. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. According to the WPA files, the village was named for Victoria Hanna, whose father was a local landowner. 
  4. ^ "Greene County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 16 September 2014.