Cartersburg, Indiana

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Unincorporated community
Cartersburg is located in Indiana
Coordinates: 39°41′55″N 86°27′49″W / 39.69861°N 86.46361°W / 39.69861; -86.46361Coordinates: 39°41′55″N 86°27′49″W / 39.69861°N 86.46361°W / 39.69861; -86.46361
Country United States
State Indiana
County Hendricks
Township Liberty
Elevation 778 ft (237 m)
ZIP code 46168
FIPS code 18-10594[1]
GNIS feature ID 449632[2]

Cartersburg is an unincorporated community in Liberty Township, Hendricks County, Indiana.


Cartersburg had its start in the year 1850 by the building of the railroad through that territory. It was named for its founder, John Carter.[3] Cartersburg contained a post office from 1852 until 1992.[4]


Cartersburg is located at 39°41′55″N 86°27′49″W / 39.69861°N 86.46361°W / 39.69861; -86.46361, between Clayton and Plainfield. It has a community church and has Clayton Fire Rescue. Cartersburg also has a small children's playground.

The Cartersburg Springs (also known as the Magnetic Springs) were located near the town; however, water no longer flows at the site.


  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "Cartersburg, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-10. 
  3. ^ Hadley, John Vestal (1914). History of Hendricks County, Indiana: Her People, Industries and Institutions. B.F. Bowen. p. 87. 
  4. ^ "Hendricks County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 3 October 2014.