Chelsea, Indiana

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Chelsea is located in Indiana
Coordinates: 38°39′02″N 85°31′30″W / 38.65056°N 85.52500°W / 38.65056; -85.52500Coordinates: 38°39′02″N 85°31′30″W / 38.65056°N 85.52500°W / 38.65056; -85.52500
Country United States
State Indiana
County Jefferson
Township Saluda
Elevation 787 ft (240 m)
ZIP code 47138
FIPS code 18-12250[1]
GNIS feature ID 432440[2]

Chelsea is an unincorporated community in Saluda Township, Jefferson County, Indiana.


Chelsea is located at 38°39′02″N 85°31′30″W / 38.65056°N 85.52500°W / 38.65056; -85.52500. It is located on Indiana 62, between New Washington and Hanover.[3]


A post office was established at Chelsea in 1883, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1903.[4] The community was likely named directly or indirectly after Chelsea, London.[5]

Chelsea was hit by a tornado on March 2, 2012, in which three people died.[3] A fourth fatality occurred about one mile away in Paynesville.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "Chelsea, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-10. 
  3. ^ a b c Grace Schneider. The Courier-Journal. (March 4, 2012). "Indiana couple died as they lived, side by side". Courier Journal. Retrieved 2012-03-04. People who have lived in Chelsea, on Ind. 62 between New Washington and Hanover, know the crossroads at Jackson Road where the tornado hit as the Jackson ancestral heart. 
  4. ^ "Jefferson County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 8 November 2014. 
  5. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 93. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. apparently comes from the district in London, perhaps via Maine.