Burnett, Indiana

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Burnett, Indiana
Unincorporated community
Vigo County's location in Indiana
Vigo County's location in Indiana
Burnett is located in Vigo County, Indiana
Burnett
Burnett
Coordinates: 39°32′34″N 87°17′44″W / 39.54278°N 87.29556°W / 39.54278; -87.29556Coordinates: 39°32′34″N 87°17′44″W / 39.54278°N 87.29556°W / 39.54278; -87.29556
Country United States
State Indiana
County Vigo
Township Otter Creek
Founded by Stephen Grover and Hanna Creal Burnett
Named for Same
Elevation[1] 528 ft (161 m)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 47805
Area code(s) 812, 930
FIPS code 18-9298[2]
GNIS feature ID 431848

Burnett is an unincorporated community in Otter Creek Township, Vigo County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[3]

It is part of the Terre Haute Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

Burnett was founded by Stephen Grover Burnett and his wife Hanna Creal Burnett c. 1835. By 1890, it had an active post office and a practicing physician, Dr. Seth B. Melton.[4] The post office at Burnett was established in 1870, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1934.[5]

Geography[edit]

Burnett is located at 39°32′34″N 87°17′44″W / 39.54278°N 87.29556°W / 39.54278; -87.29556.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved 2016-07-14. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Burnett, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved August 11, 2017. 
  4. ^ Bradsby, H.C. (1891). History of Vigo County, Indiana, with Biographical Selections. Chicago: S. B. Nelson & Co. p. 479. 
  5. ^ "Vigo County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved December 21, 2016.