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'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.


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.


  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).