Browns Valley, Indiana

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Browns Valley, Indiana
Unincorporated community
Browns Valley is located in Montgomery County, Indiana
Browns Valley
Browns Valley
Location in Montgomery County
Coordinates: 39°54′11″N 86°59′31″W / 39.90306°N 86.99194°W / 39.90306; -86.99194Coordinates: 39°54′11″N 86°59′31″W / 39.90306°N 86.99194°W / 39.90306; -86.99194
Country United States
State Indiana
County Montgomery
Township Brown
Elevation[1] 810 ft (247 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 47989
Area code(s) 765
FIPS code 18-08506[2]
GNIS feature ID 431643

Browns Valley is an unincorporated community in Brown Township, Montgomery County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[3]

History[edit]

Browns Valley was originally known as Brownsville, and under the latter name was platted in 1836 by Matthias VanCleave.[4] The community was named after its location in Brown Township.[5] A post office was established at Browns Valley in 1850, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1945.[6]

Geography[edit]

Browns Valley is located at 39°54′11″N 86°59′31″W / 39.90306°N 86.99194°W / 39.90306; -86.99194.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved 2017-05-09. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Browns Valley, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-10. 
  4. ^ Beckwith, Hiram Williams; Kennedy, P. S. (1881). History of Montgomery County, Together with Historic Notes on the Wabash Valley. H. H. Hill and N. Iddings. p. 345. 
  5. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 78. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. ...for its location in Brown Township. 
  6. ^ "Montgomery County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 7 September 2015.