Ballstown, Indiana

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Ballstown, Indiana
Unincorporated community
Ballstown is located in Indiana
Ballstown
Ballstown
Ballstown is located in the US
Ballstown
Ballstown
Coordinates: 39°15′03″N 85°14′38″W / 39.25083°N 85.24389°W / 39.25083; -85.24389Coordinates: 39°15′03″N 85°14′38″W / 39.25083°N 85.24389°W / 39.25083; -85.24389
Country United States
State Indiana
County Ripley
Township Laughery
Elevation[1] 906 ft (276 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 47006
Area code(s) 812, 930
GNIS feature ID 430466

Ballstown is an unincorporated community in Laughery Township, Ripley County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[2]

History[edit]

Ballstown was platted in 1848 by Samuel Ball, and named for him.[3] A post office was established at Ballstown in 1844, and remained in operation until 1904.[4]

Geography[edit]

Ballstown is located at 39°15′03″N 85°14′38″W / 39.25083°N 85.24389°W / 39.25083; -85.24389.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved 2016-11-17. 
  2. ^ "Ballstown, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved July 29, 2017. 
  3. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 59. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. ...named for Samuel Ball, who platted the village on May 15, 1848. 
  4. ^ "Ripley County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 1 November 2015.