Eagletown, Indiana

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Eagletown, Indiana
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Eagletown is located in Indiana
Eagletown is located in the United States
Coordinates: 40°02′32″N 86°11′45″W / 40.04222°N 86.19583°W / 40.04222; -86.19583Coordinates: 40°02′32″N 86°11′45″W / 40.04222°N 86.19583°W / 40.04222; -86.19583
CountryUnited States
902 ft (275 m)
ZIP code

Eagletown is an unincorporated community in Washington Township, Hamilton County, Indiana.

Eagletown was laid out in 1848.[1] It took its name from the Little Eagle Creek.[2] A post office was established at Eagletown in 1849, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1925.[3]

The largest architectural feature of the town is Eagletown Estates, a 38-lot mobile home park.[4] Lawyer and congressional candidate Nels Ackerson was born in Eagletown, and in 2006 with his sister Karen Ackerson Jamesen announced plans for "...a 1900s-themed, master-planned community with a mix of 1,125 houses, townhouses, condos and apartments and up to 1.5 million square feet of retailing, restaurants, office and business buildings..."[5] on their former family farm.

Musician Josh "The Reverend" Peyton of the country blues band The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band was born in Eagletown.


Eagletown is located at 40°02′32″N 86°11′45″W / 40.04222°N 86.19583°W / 40.04222; -86.19583. It is on Indiana State Road 32 just east of Jolietville and roughly between two small airports, the Indianapolis Executive Airport and the Westfield Airport.


  1. ^ Haines, John F. (1915). History of Hamilton County, Indiana: Her People, Industries And Institutions, Volume 1. B.F. Bowen & Co. p. 259.
  2. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 119. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. ...and named after Little Eagle Creek.
  3. ^ "Hamilton County". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on 12 October 2014. Retrieved 17 September 2014.
  4. ^ "Eagletown Estates". MHBay.com. Retrieved 14 August 2011.
  5. ^ Smith, Bruce C. (April 5, 2006). "Rural Westfield? Not for long". The Indianapolis Star. Retrieved 14 August 2011.