Correct, Indiana

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Correct, Indiana
Correct is located in Indiana
Correct
Correct
Correct is located in the US
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Correct
Coordinates: 39°00′31″N 85°17′11″W / 39.00861°N 85.28639°W / 39.00861; -85.28639Coordinates: 39°00′31″N 85°17′11″W / 39.00861°N 85.28639°W / 39.00861; -85.28639
CountryUnited States
StateIndiana
CountyRipley
TownshipJohnson
Elevation971 ft (296 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
47042
Area code(s)812, 930
GNIS feature ID432992

Correct is an unincorporated community in Johnson Township, Ripley County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[2]

History[edit]

A post office called Correct was established in 1881, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1905.[3] According to tradition, the name of the village was supposed to be Comet, but postal authorities mistakingly entered the name as Correct, and that name stuck.[4]

Geography[edit]

Correct is located on U.S. Route 421, 4.5 miles (7.2 km) south-southwest of Versailles.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved 2017-03-05.
  2. ^ "Correct, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved July 29, 2017.
  3. ^ "Ripley County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved March 5, 2017.
  4. ^ Hook, J. N. (10 June 2014). All Those Wonderful Names. Open Road Media. p. 272. ISBN 978-1-4976-1186-3.