|Elevation||774 ft (236 m)|
|GNIS feature ID||430477|
A post office was established at Banta in 1883, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1904. Banta was named for David Demaree Banta (1833-1896), a Johnson County historian and judge. Prior to 1883, it was called Dresslarsville.
As of 2016, Marion Brown is the Mayor with Lin Hunt serving as Deputy Mayor.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "Banta, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-10.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Banta, Indiana
- "Johnson County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 12 November 2014.
- Indiana University Maurer School of Law - David Banta, dean (1889-1896)
- David Demaree Banta at Find a Grave
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