Cross Plains, Indiana

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Cross Plains
Unincorporated community
Cross Plains is located in Indiana
Cross Plains
Cross Plains
Cross Plains is located in the US
Cross Plains
Cross Plains
Coordinates: 38°56′38″N 85°12′17″W / 38.94389°N 85.20472°W / 38.94389; -85.20472Coordinates: 38°56′38″N 85°12′17″W / 38.94389°N 85.20472°W / 38.94389; -85.20472
Country United States
State Indiana
County Ripley
Township Brown
Elevation[1] 961 ft (293 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 47017
Area code(s) 812
FIPS code 18-16030[2]
GNIS feature ID 449643

Cross Plains is an unincorporated community in Brown Township, Ripley County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[3]


Cross Plains was founded in 1826 and was named for the fact two roads meet at the town site.[4] A post office has been in operation at Cross Plains since 1826.[5]


Cross Plains is located at 38°56′38″N 85°12′17″W / 38.94389°N 85.20472°W / 38.94389; -85.20472.


  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved 2017-03-05. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Cross Plains, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-10. 
  4. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 106. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. ...laid out on February 2, 1826, and so named for its location on a crossroads... 
  5. ^ "Ripley County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 1 November 2015.