Centerton, Indiana

Coordinates: 39°30′58″N 86°23′45″W / 39.51611°N 86.39583°W / 39.51611; -86.39583
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Centerton, Indiana
Centerton is located in Indiana
Centerton is located in the United States
Coordinates: 39°30′58″N 86°23′45″W / 39.51611°N 86.39583°W / 39.51611; -86.39583
CountryUnited States
 • Total0.12 sq mi (0.3 km2)
 • Land0.12 sq mi (0.3 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation630 ft (190 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
FIPS code18-11782[3]
GNIS feature ID2830471[2]

Centerton is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Clay Township, Morgan County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[2]


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]


Centerton is located northeast of the center of Morgan County. Indiana State Road 67 runs along the western edge of the community, leading south 8 miles (13 km) to Martinsville, the county seat, and north 7 miles (11 km) to Mooresville. Downtown Indianapolis is 23 miles (37 km) to the northeast.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Centerton CDP has an area of 0.12 square miles (0.31 km2), all land.[1] The community is in the valley of the White River, which passes 1 mile (1.6 km) to the south.


Grade school students attend Centerton Elementary School, a part of the school district of Martinsville. Students from Centerton also attend Bell Intermediate Academy, John R. Wooden Middle School, and Martinsville High School.[6]

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.


  1. ^ a b "2022 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Indiana". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved April 26, 2023.
  2. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Centerton, Indiana
  3. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  4. ^ Blanchard, Charles (1884). Counties of Morgan, Monroe and Brown, Indiana: Historical and Biographical. F.A. Battey & Company. pp. 123.
  5. ^ "Morgan County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved May 26, 2017.
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