Butlerville, Indiana

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Census-designated place
Skyline of Butlerville
Location of Butlerville in Jennings County, Indiana.
Location of Butlerville in Jennings County, Indiana.
Butlerville is located in Indiana
Location of Butlerville in Jennings County, Indiana.
Coordinates: 39°2′4″N 85°30′46″W / 39.03444°N 85.51278°W / 39.03444; -85.51278Coordinates: 39°2′4″N 85°30′46″W / 39.03444°N 85.51278°W / 39.03444; -85.51278
Country United States
State Indiana
County Jennings
Township Campbell
Elevation 807 ft (246 m)
ZIP code 47223
GNIS feature ID 431906[1]

Butlerville is an unincorporated census-designated place in central Campbell Township, Jennings County, Indiana, United States.


The Butlerville post office was established in 1851.[2] An early settler being a former resident of Butlerville, Ohio, caused the name to be selected.[3] Butlerville was legally platted in 1853.[4]

Hannah Milhous Nixon, mother of President Richard Nixon, was born near Butlerville.

The community was home to Butlerville High School, home of the Bulldogs; which graduated classes from ~1910 thru 1950. Today, the community is serviced by Jennings County High School.


Butlerville lies along U.S. Route 50 east-northeast of the town of Vernon, the county seat of Jennings County.[5]

Its elevation is 807 feet (246 m), and it is located at 39°2′4″N 85°30′46″W / 39.03444°N 85.51278°W / 39.03444; -85.51278 (39.0344983, -85.5127432).[6] Although Butlerville is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 47223.[7]


Historical population
Census Pop.
U.S. Decennial Census[8]


  1. ^ "Butlerville, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-10. 
  2. ^ "Jennings County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 9 November 2014. 
  3. ^ Jennings Co. Historical Society (1999). Jennings Co., Indiana - Pictorial. Turner Publishing Company. p. 37. 
  4. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 84. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. ...was platted on July 27, 1853. 
  5. ^ DeLorme. Indiana Atlas & Gazetteer. 3rd ed. Yarmouth: DeLorme, 2004, p. 52. ISBN 0-89933-319-2.
  6. ^ Geographic Names Information System Feature Detail Report, Geographic Names Information System, 1979-02-14. Accessed 2008-06-01.
  7. ^ Zip Code Lookup
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016. 

Amos Butler sterilized prisoners and the handicapped at nearby mental hospital.