Chambersburg, Indiana

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Chambersburg, Indiana
Unincorporated community
Chambersburg is located in Indiana
Chambersburg
Chambersburg
Chambersburg is located in the US
Chambersburg
Chambersburg
Coordinates: 38°31′05″N 86°23′32″W / 38.51806°N 86.39222°W / 38.51806; -86.39222Coordinates: 38°31′05″N 86°23′32″W / 38.51806°N 86.39222°W / 38.51806; -86.39222
Country United States
State Indiana
County Orange
Township Paoli
Elevation[1] 656 ft (200 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 47454
Area code(s) 812, 930
GNIS feature ID 450763

Chambersburg is an unincorporated community in Paoli Township, Orange County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[2]

History[edit]

Chambersburg was laid out in 1840 by Samuel Chambers, who named it for himself.[3] The community was a station on the Underground Railroad.[4]

A post office was established at Chambersburg in 1849, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1912.[5]

Geography[edit]

Chambersburg is located at 38°31′05″N 86°23′32″W / 38.51806°N 86.39222°W / 38.51806; -86.39222 at an elevation of 659 feet.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved 2017-05-04. 
  2. ^ "Chambersburg, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved July 17, 2017. 
  3. ^ Baker, Ronald L.; Marvin Carmony (1975). Indiana Place Names. Indiana University Press. pp. 27–28. ISBN 0-253-14167-2. 
  4. ^ History of Lawrence, Orange, and Washington Counties, Indiana: From the Earliest Time to the Present. Higginson Book Company. 1884. p. 385. 
  5. ^ "Orange County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved May 4, 2017.