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[1]

Banta is an unincorporated community in Johnson and Morgan counties, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[1]


A post office was established at Banta in 1883, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1904.[3] 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.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Banta, Indiana
  2. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  3. ^ "Johnson County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved November 12, 2014.