Boggstown, Indiana

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Boggstown, Indiana
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Boggstown is located in Indiana
Boggstown is located in the United States
Coordinates: 39°33′47″N 85°54′59″W / 39.56306°N 85.91639°W / 39.56306; -85.91639Coordinates: 39°33′47″N 85°54′59″W / 39.56306°N 85.91639°W / 39.56306; -85.91639
CountryUnited States
TownshipSugar Creek
Elevation748 ft (228 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)317 Exchange: 835
FIPS code18-6292[2]
GNIS feature ID431294

Boggstown is an unincorporated community in Sugar Creek Township, Shelby County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[3]


Boggstown has not repealed a secession resolution passed in 1861.[4]

The community was platted in 1867, and named for Joseph Boggs, an early settler.[5] The Boggstown post office has been in operation since 1867.[6]

Boggstown once contained a school which was discontinued at an unknown date.[7]

Notable people[edit]

Actress Marjorie Main, best known as Ma Kettle, spent her teenage years here growing up on the first road north of town (300 North).


  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved 2016-11-06.
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "Boggstown, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved July 30, 2017.
  4. ^ Gable, Paul (November 20, 2012). "Want to secede? Go to Boggstown". The Shelbyville News. Retrieved 5 December 2015.
  5. ^ Chadwick, Edward H. (1909). Chadwick's History of Shelby County, Indiana. B.F. Bowen. p. 263.
  6. ^ "Shelby County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 4 December 2015.
  7. ^ Shelby County, Indiana History & Families. Turner Publishing Company. 1992. p. 57. ISBN 978-1-56311-078-8.