Yountsville, Indiana

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Yountsville
Unincorporated community
Motto:
Yountsville Community Church
Yountsville is located in Montgomery County, Indiana
Yountsville
Yountsville
Location in Montgomery County
Coordinates: 40°01′29″N 86°58′48″W / 40.02472°N 86.98000°W / 40.02472; -86.98000Coordinates: 40°01′29″N 86°58′48″W / 40.02472°N 86.98000°W / 40.02472; -86.98000
Country United States
State Indiana
County Montgomery
Township Ripley
Elevation[1] 725 ft (221 m)
ZIP code 47933
FIPS code 18-86282[2]
GNIS feature ID 446420

Yountsville is an unincorporated community in Ripley Township, Montgomery County, Indiana.

Geography[edit]

Yountsville is located approximately four miles west of Crawfordsville on State Road 32, west of Yountsville bridge.

History[edit]

Yountsville is named for the Daniel Yount family, who built a series of mills along a small spring-fed tributary of Sugar Creek. The mills and accompanying buildings provided work and supplies for the area in the 19th century. Fleece from sheep was brought to the mill to be cleaned, carded, spun, dyed, woven, and sewn into clothing and blankets. Though there are some stories of Civil War uniforms being made at Yount's Woolen Mill, there is no official documentation supporting this claim. Yountsville was a small thriving village through the mid-1880s, ceasing operations in 1905. With the introduction of the railroad, the importance of the area mills diminished and today, Yountsville comprises just a few houses and a local church. One of the mill buildings, an 1864 Greek Revival brick mill structure, stands on the bank of Sugar Creek. The 1851 Federal style boarding house / inn sits 60 feet above the mill overlooking Sugar Creek. See current photos including Historic Preservation [1]

The Yountsville covered bridge, built in 1848, traversed Sugar Creek and existed until 1948.

The church, shown in this picture, was destroyed by fire on November 13, 2011. The fire, which started during Sunday services, was deemed electrical and quickly raged out of control due to high winds. No member of the congregation was injured.

References[edit]

3. Yountsville Covered Bridge, Montgomery County, Indiana