Centerton, Indiana

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Centerton, Indiana
Unincorporated community
Centerton is located in Indiana
Centerton
Centerton
Centerton is located in the US
Centerton
Centerton
Coordinates: 39°30′54″N 86°23′42″W / 39.51500°N 86.39500°W / 39.51500; -86.39500Coordinates: 39°30′54″N 86°23′42″W / 39.51500°N 86.39500°W / 39.51500; -86.39500
Country United States
State Indiana
County Morgan
Township Clay
Elevation[1] 627 ft (191 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 46151
FIPS code 18-11782[2]
GNIS feature ID 449636

Centerton is an unincorporated community in Clay Township, Morgan County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[3]

History[edit]

Centerton was laid out in 1854.[4] A post office was established at Centerton in 1854, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1893.[5]

Education[edit]

Grade school students attend Centerton Elementary School, a part of the school district of Martinsville. Students from Centerton attend Martinsville East Middle School and Martinsville High School in Martinsville, Indiana.

Geography[edit]

Centerton is located at 39°30′54″N 86°23′42″W / 39.51500°N 86.39500°W / 39.51500; -86.39500.

Notable people[edit]

Centerton was the childhood home of basketball coach John Wooden, whose family farm sits on the edge of town (with historical marker), and where the Johnny Wooden Interurban parkway runs.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved 2017-05-09. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Centerton, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-10. 
  4. ^ Blanchard, Charles (1884). Counties of Morgan, Monroe and Brown, Indiana: Historical and Biographical. F.A. Battey & Company. p. 123. 
  5. ^ "Morgan County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved May 26, 2017.