Coalmont, Indiana

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Coalmont, Indiana
Census-designated place
Coalmont is located in Clay County, Indiana
Location in Clay County
Coordinates: 39°11′36″N 87°13′52″W / 39.19333°N 87.23111°W / 39.19333; -87.23111Coordinates: 39°11′36″N 87°13′52″W / 39.19333°N 87.23111°W / 39.19333; -87.23111
Country United States
State Indiana
County Clay
Township Lewis
 • Total 1.5 sq mi (3.9 km2)
 • Land 1.5 sq mi (3.9 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 630 ft (190 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 402
 • Density 268/sq mi (103.4/km2)
ZIP code 47438
FIPS code 18-14032[1]
GNIS feature ID 432712[2]

Coalmont is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Lewis Township, Clay County, Indiana, United States. It is part of the Terre Haute Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 402.[3]


A post office was established at Coalmont in 1901.[4] Deposits of coal in the area caused the name to be selected.[5]


Coalmont is located in southwestern Clay County at 39°11′36″N 87°13′52″W / 39.19333°N 87.23111°W / 39.19333; -87.23111. Its western border is the Sullivan County line. Indiana State Road 159 runs north-south through the center of the community, and IN 48 forms the southern edge of the CDP. Shakamak State Park is directly to the south. Jasonville is 3.4 miles (5.5 km) to the southeast on routes 159 and 48, and Hymera is 4 miles (6 km) to the west on IN 48.


  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "Coalmont, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-10. 
  3. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Coalmont CDP, Indiana". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved August 4, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Clay County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 30 August 2014. 
  5. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 99. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. ...and named for the coal here...