Branchville, Indiana

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Branchville, Indiana
Unincorporated community
Branchville is located in Indiana
Branchville
Branchville
Branchville is located in the US
Branchville
Branchville
Coordinates: 38°9′49″N 86°34′47″W / 38.16361°N 86.57972°W / 38.16361; -86.57972Coordinates: 38°9′49″N 86°34′47″W / 38.16361°N 86.57972°W / 38.16361; -86.57972
Country United States
State Indiana
County Perry
Township Oil
Elevation[1] 433 ft (132 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 47514
Area code(s) 812, 930
GNIS feature ID 450702

Branchville (also Oil Creek) is an unincorporated community in southern Oil Township, Perry County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[2] It lies along CR40 northeast of the city of Tell City, the county seat of Perry County.[3] Its elevation is 433 feet (132 m), and it is located at 38°9′49″N 86°34′47″W / 38.16361°N 86.57972°W / 38.16361; -86.57972. Although Branchville is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 47514.[4]

History[edit]

Branchville was platted in 1874.[5] The community was named after a nearby branch of Oil Creek.[6] A post office has been in operation at Branchville since 1878.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved 2017-04-15. 
  2. ^ "Branchville, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-10. 
  3. ^ DeLorme. Indiana Atlas & Gazetteer. 3rd ed. Yarmouth: DeLorme, 2004, p. 62-63. ISBN 0-89933-319-2.
  4. ^ Zip Code Lookup Archived June 15, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ History of Warrick, Spencer, and Perry Counties, Indiana : from the earliest time to the present. Goodspeeds. 1885. p. 683. 
  6. ^ Hunt, Thomas James De la (1916). Perry County: A History. W.K. Stewart. p. 272. 
  7. ^ "Perry County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved April 15, 2017.