Chapel Hill, Indiana

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Chapel Hill, Indiana
Unincorporated community
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Chapel Hill is located in Indiana
Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill is located in the US
Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill
Coordinates: 38°59′55″N 86°26′57″W / 38.99861°N 86.44917°W / 38.99861; -86.44917Coordinates: 38°59′55″N 86°26′57″W / 38.99861°N 86.44917°W / 38.99861; -86.44917
Country United States
State Indiana
County Monroe
Township Polk
Elevation[1] 774 ft (236 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 47436
Area code(s) 812, 930
GNIS feature ID 450765

Chapel Hill is an unincorporated community in Polk Township, Monroe County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[2]

History[edit]

Chapel Hill was platted in 1856.[3] The community took its name from the Chapel Hill Methodist Church located there.[4] The community ultimately would fail to grow to its founders' expectations.[5] A post office was established at Chapel Hill in 1897, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1925.[6]

Pentecostal church

Geography[edit]

Chapel Hill is located at 38°59′55″N 86°26′57″W / 38.99861°N 86.44917°W / 38.99861; -86.44917.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved 2016-11-17. 
  2. ^ "Chapel Hill, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2017-02-22. 
  3. ^ History of Lawrence and Monroe Counties, Indiana: Their People, Industries, and Institutions. B.F. Bowen. 1914. p. 435. 
  4. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 92. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. ...named for the local Chapel Hill Methodist Church. 
  5. ^ Blanchard, Charles (1884). Counties of Morgan, Monroe and Brown, Indiana: Historical and Biographical. F.A. Battey & Company. p. 544. 
  6. ^ "Monroe County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 5 September 2015.