Burnett, Indiana

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Unincorporated community
Vigo County's location in Indiana
Vigo County's location in Indiana
Burnett is located in Vigo County, Indiana
location in Vigo County, Indiana
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] 531 ft (162 m)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 47805
Area code(s) 812
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.


Seth B. Melton
Dr. Seth B. Melton c. 1908

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 Burnett post office was established in 1870, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1934.[5]


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


  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 2009-10-10. 
  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.