Banta, Indiana

Coordinates: 39°31′26″N 86°15′01″W / 39.52389°N 86.25028°W / 39.52389; -86.25028
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Banta, Indiana
Banta is located in Indiana
Banta is located in the United States
Coordinates: 39°31′26″N 86°15′01″W / 39.52389°N 86.25028°W / 39.52389; -86.25028
CountryUnited States
CountyJohnson, Morgan
TownshipWhite River, Harrison
Elevation774 ft (236 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
FIPS code18-03322[2]
GNIS feature ID430477

Banta is an unincorporated community in Johnson and Morgan counties, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[3]


A post office was established at Banta in 1883, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1904.[4] Banta was named for David Demaree Banta (1833-1896), a Johnson County historian and judge. Prior to 1883, it was called Dresslarsville.

David Banta was a trustee of Indiana University in Bloomington, and was the first dean of its law school, now the Maurer School of Law. He served from 1889 until his death in 1896. His elder son George founded the Banta Corporation in 1901 in Menasha, Wisconsin.


Banta is located at 39°31′26″N 86°15′01″W / 39.52389°N 86.25028°W / 39.52389; -86.25028, at an elevation of 774 feet (236 m) above sea level.


  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved 2017-05-09.
  2. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "Banta, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior. Retrieved 2009-10-10.
  4. ^ "Johnson County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 12 November 2014.