Burney, Indiana

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Burney
Burney is located in Indiana
Burney
Burney
Burney is located in the United States
Burney
Burney
Coordinates: 39°19′02″N 85°38′25″W / 39.31722°N 85.64028°W / 39.31722; -85.64028Coordinates: 39°19′02″N 85°38′25″W / 39.31722°N 85.64028°W / 39.31722; -85.64028
CountryUnited States
StateIndiana
CountyDecatur
TownshipClay
Elevation
830 ft (250 m)
ZIP code
47240
FIPS code18-09334[1]
GNIS feature ID431853[2]

Burney is an unincorporated community in Clay Township, Decatur County, Indiana.

History[edit]

Burney was laid out in 1882.[3] Burney was the name of a local family.[4] A post office was established at Burney in 1884, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1995.[5]

Geography[edit]

Burney is located at 39°19′02″N 85°38′25″W / 39.31722°N 85.64028°W / 39.31722; -85.64028.

Notable person[edit]

Leroy Edgar Burney, Surgeon General under Eisenhower, was born at Burney, Indiana. Burney is noted as the first to publicly establish a causal relationship between lung cancer and cigarette smoking.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "Burney, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-10.
  3. ^ Harding, Lewis Albert (1915). History of Decatur County, Indiana: Its People, Industries and Institutions. B.F. Bowen. p. 118.
  4. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 82. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. ...named for the Burney family...
  5. ^ "Decatur County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 31 August 2014.