The community's general store
|Elevation||771 ft (235 m)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|Area code(s)||812, 930|
|GNIS feature ID||432235|
Cataract was platted in 1851. It takes its name from the large waterfalls, or cataract, nearby. A post office was established at Cataract in 1846, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1936.
Cataract is located 6 miles (9.7 km) south of Cloverdale, at .
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- "Cataract, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2017-04-30.
- Blanchard, Charles (1884). Counties of Clay and Owen, Indiana: Historical and Biographical. F.A. Battey & Company. p. 811.
- Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 72.
- "Owen County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 21 September 2015.
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