Broom Hill, Indiana

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Broom Hill
Clark County's location in Indiana
Clark County's location in Indiana
Broom Hill is located in Clark County, Indiana
Broom Hill
Broom Hill
Location in Clark County
Coordinates: 38°26′56″N 85°52′39″W / 38.44889°N 85.87750°W / 38.44889; -85.87750Coordinates: 38°26′56″N 85°52′39″W / 38.44889°N 85.87750°W / 38.44889; -85.87750
CountryUnited States
StateIndiana
CountyClark
TownshipCarr
Elevation
512 ft (156 m)
ZIP code
47106
FIPS code18-08272[1]
GNIS feature ID431589[2]

Broom Hill is an unincorporated community in Carr Township, Clark County, Indiana.

History[edit]

Broom Hill was founded in 1851 by Thomas Littell who started a business of manufacturing brooms.[3] A post office was established at Broom Hill in 1855, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1857.[4]

Broom Hill has been noted for its unusual name.[5]

Geography[edit]

Broom Hill is located at 38°26′56″N 85°52′39″W / 38.44889°N 85.87750°W / 38.44889; -85.87750.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "Broom Hill, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-10.
  3. ^ History of the Ohio Falls Cities and Their Counties: Precincts of Jefferson County, Ky. General histories of Clark and Floyd counties, Ind. New Albany and Floyd County. Clark County and Jeffersonville. L. A. Williams & Company. 1882. p. 331.
  4. ^ "Clark County". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on 3 September 2014. Retrieved 30 August 2014.
  5. ^ 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.