Blue Lick, Indiana

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Blue Lick
Clark County's location in Indiana
Clark County's location in Indiana
Blue Lick is located in Clark County, Indiana
Blue Lick
Blue Lick
Location in Clark County
Coordinates: 38°30′30″N 85°48′17″W / 38.50833°N 85.80472°W / 38.50833; -85.80472Coordinates: 38°30′30″N 85°48′17″W / 38.50833°N 85.80472°W / 38.50833; -85.80472
CountryUnited States
StateIndiana
CountyClark
TownshipMonroe
Elevation
531 ft (162 m)
ZIP code
47126
FIPS code18-06004[1]
GNIS feature ID449620[2]

Blue Lick is an unincorporated community in Monroe Township, Clark County, Indiana.

History[edit]

A post office was established at Blue Lick in 1837, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1905.[3]

The community took its name from Blue Lick Creek.[4] The creek was named for the blue slate in the riverbed.[5] Blue Lick has been noted for its unusual place name.[6]

Geography[edit]

Blue Lick is located at 38°30′30″N 85°48′17″W / 38.50833°N 85.80472°W / 38.50833; -85.80472.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "Blue Lick, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-10.
  3. ^ "Clark County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 30 August 2014.
  4. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 70. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. ...named for nearby Blue Lick Creek...
  5. ^ Biographical and Historical Souvenir for the Counties of Clark, Crawford, Harrison, Floyd, Jefferson, Jennings, Scott, and Washington, Indiana. Chicago printing Company. 1889. p. 18.
  6. ^ Thompson, George E. (1 July 2009). You Live Where?: Interesting and Unusual Facts about where We Live. iUniverse. p. 31. ISBN 978-1-4401-3421-0.