Curtisville, Indiana

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Curtisville
Unincorporated community
Curtisville is located in Indiana
Curtisville
Curtisville
Curtisville is located in the US
Curtisville
Curtisville
Coordinates: 40°19′06″N 85°53′55″W / 40.31833°N 85.89861°W / 40.31833; -85.89861Coordinates: 40°19′06″N 85°53′55″W / 40.31833°N 85.89861°W / 40.31833; -85.89861
Country United States
State Indiana
County Tipton
Township Madison
Elevation[1] 876 ft (267 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 46036
FIPS code 18-16462[2]
GNIS feature ID 433262

Curtisville is an unincorporated community in Madison Township, Tipton County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[3]

The community is part of the Kokomo, Indiana Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

Curtisville was founded by L.B. Colvin just prior to 1859. Colvin built a sawmill on the railroad that traveled through Madison Township and sold as much lumber as possible so he could secure a train station. Around the same time the first retail operations were opened in Curtisville, in a building on the east side of town that was built by A.B. Newman. Lumber remained the primarily economy for the town. Other services in Curtisville included blacksmithing.[4]

In 1859, a post office was installed in Curtisville. Jacob Oldacre served as postmaster.[4] The post office ran until it was discontinued in 1951.[5] A Missionary Baptists congregation was founded in Curtisville in 1860. A church was built in 1861.[6] The land was surveyed and divided into a plat in 1873. As of 1914, 200 people lived in town and the primary economic driver was the Curtisville Tile and Brick Company.[4]

Geography[edit]

Curtisville is located at 40°19′06″N 85°53′55″W / 40.31833°N 85.89861°W / 40.31833; -85.89861.

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved 2016-07-22. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Curtisville, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-10. 
  4. ^ a b c Pershing, p. 81
  5. ^ "Tipton County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved July 22, 2016. 
  6. ^ Pershing, p. 207

Sources[edit]

  • Pershing, Marvin W. "History of Tipton County, Indiana: Her People, Industries and Institutions". Indianapolis: B.F. Bowen (1914).