Willow Branch, Indiana

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Willow Branch
Unincorporated community
Willow Branch is located in Indiana
Willow Branch
Willow Branch
Coordinates: 39°52′34″N 85°41′04″W / 39.87611°N 85.68444°W / 39.87611; -85.68444Coordinates: 39°52′34″N 85°41′04″W / 39.87611°N 85.68444°W / 39.87611; -85.68444
Country United States
State Indiana
County Hancock
Township Brown
Elevation[1] 935 ft (285 m)
ZIP code 46186
FIPS code 18-84482[2]
GNIS feature ID 446097

Willow Branch is an unincorporated community in Brown Township, Hancock County, Indiana.

History[edit]

The first store in Willow Branch was established in 1874. The community took its name from the stream upon which it is located, the Willow Branch creek.[3]

Willow Branch was platted as a town in 1882.[4]

Geography[edit]

Willow Branch is a populated place located in Hancock County at latitude 39.876 and longitude -85.684.

The elevation is 935 feet. Willow Branch appears on the Pendleton U.S. Geological Survey Map. Hancock County is in the Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours) [5]

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. ^ Binford, John H. (1882). History of Hancock County, Indiana: From Its Earliest Settlement by the "pale Face," in 1818, Down to 1882. King & Binford. p. 100. 
  4. ^ Richman, George J. (1916). History of Hancock County, Indiana: Its People, Industries and Institutions. Wm. Mitchell Printing Company. p. 542. 
  5. ^ "A Brief History of Time (in Indiana)" (Press release). The Indianapolis Star. 2005-04-30.