Charlottesville, Indiana

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Charlottesville, Indiana
Unincorporated community
Charlottesville Friends Church
Charlottesville Friends Church
Charlottesville is located in Indiana
Charlottesville
Charlottesville
Charlottesville is located in the US
Charlottesville
Charlottesville
Coordinates: 39°47′25″N 85°36′46″W / 39.79028°N 85.61278°W / 39.79028; -85.61278Coordinates: 39°47′25″N 85°36′46″W / 39.79028°N 85.61278°W / 39.79028; -85.61278
Country United States
State Indiana
Counties Hancock, Rush
Townships Jackson (H), Ripley (R)
Elevation[1] 942 ft (287 m)
Population (2012)
 • Total 631
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 46117
Area code(s) 765
FIPS code 18-12196[2]
GNIS feature ID 432430

Charlottesville is an unincorporated community in Hancock and Rush counties in the U.S. state of Indiana.[3] The Hancock County portion is in Jackson Township, while the Rush County portion is in Ripley Township.[4]

History[edit]

Charlottesville was laid out and platted in 1830.[5] The community's name most likely was a transfer from Charlottesville, Virginia.[6] It was for a time incorporated as a town, from 1867.[7]

The Charlottesville post office has been in operation since 1831.[8]

Geography[edit]

Charlottesville is located at 39°47′25″N 85°36′46″W / 39.79028°N 85.61278°W / 39.79028; -85.61278.

Transportation[edit]

Major Roads

U.S. Route 40

I-70

Education[edit]

Eastern Hancock Community School Corporation services the towns of Charlottesville, Wilkinson, Shirley, Warrington, and surrounding areas in eastern Hancock County. It consists of one elementary school (Grades K - 5), one middle school (Grades 6 - 8), and one high school (Grades 9 - 12).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved 2017-02-25. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Charlottesville, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-10. 
  4. ^ Rush County: Interim Report. Indiana Historic Sites and Structures Inventory. Indianapolis: Indiana Landmarks, 1988, 20.
  5. ^ Binford, John H. (1882). History of Hancock County, Indiana: From Its Earliest Settlement by the "pale Face," in 1818, Down to 1882. King & Binford. p. 245. 
  6. ^ 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. ...probably named for Charlottesville, Virginia... 
  7. ^ Richman, George J. (1916). History of Hancock County, Indiana: Its People, Industries and Institutions. Wm. Mitchell Printing Company. p. 720. 
  8. ^ "Hancock County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved February 25, 2017.