Brisco, Indiana

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Brisco, Indiana
Ghost town
Looking east toward the site of Brisco
Looking east toward the site of Brisco
Brisco is located in Warren County, Indiana
Brisco
Brisco
Brisco's location in Warren County
Coordinates: 40°24′40″N 87°21′30″W / 40.41111°N 87.35833°W / 40.41111; -87.35833Coordinates: 40°24′40″N 87°21′30″W / 40.41111°N 87.35833°W / 40.41111; -87.35833
Country United States
State Indiana
County Warren
Township Pine
Elevation[1] 679 ft (207 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 47993
Area code(s) 765
GNIS feature ID 431533

Brisco (or Briscoe) was a small town in Pine Township, Warren County, in the U.S. state of Indiana. It began in the 1850s and gained a one-room school in 1856, which operated until 1929. In 1930 the school building became a general store run for more than 50 years by local resident Jim Marquess. Never more than a tiny hamlet, Brisco almost entirely disappeared during the 20th century and now no longer appears on county maps, though the USGS cites it,[2] and a cemetery northeast of town still bears the name.

Geography[edit]

Brisco was located a quarter mile east of the intersection of County Road 650 North with U.S. Route 41, about 9 miles north-northwest of the county seat of Williamsport.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved 2016-07-10. 
  2. ^ "Brisco, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2010-08-22. 
  • Warren County Historical Society. A History of Warren County, Indiana (175th Anniversary Edition) (2002).