Cataract, Indiana

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Cataract, Indiana
Unincorporated community
The community's general store
The community's general store
Cataract is located in Indiana
Cataract is located in the US
Coordinates: 39°25′39″N 86°48′59″W / 39.42750°N 86.81639°W / 39.42750; -86.81639Coordinates: 39°25′39″N 86°48′59″W / 39.42750°N 86.81639°W / 39.42750; -86.81639
Country United States
State Indiana
County Owen
Township Jennings
Elevation[1] 771 ft (235 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 47460
Area code(s) 812, 930
GNIS feature ID 432235

Cataract is an unincorporated community in Jennings Township, Owen County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[2]


Cataract was platted in 1851.[3] It takes its name from the large waterfalls, or cataract, nearby.[4] A post office was established at Cataract in 1846, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1936.[5]


Cataract is located 6 miles (9.7 km) south of Cloverdale, at 39°25′39″N 86°48′59″W / 39.42750°N 86.81639°W / 39.42750; -86.81639.


  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved 2017-04-29. 
  2. ^ "Cataract, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2017-04-30. 
  3. ^ Blanchard, Charles (1884). Counties of Clay and Owen, Indiana: Historical and Biographical. F.A. Battey & Company. p. 811. 
  4. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 72. 
  5. ^ "Owen County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 21 September 2015.