Edna Mills, Indiana

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Edna Mills
Unincorporated community
Along State Road 26 in Edna Mills
Along State Road 26 in Edna Mills
Edna Mills is located in Clinton County, Indiana
Edna Mills
Edna Mills
Along State Road 26 in Edna Mills
Coordinates: 40°25′03″N 86°40′04″W / 40.41750°N 86.66778°W / 40.41750; -86.66778Coordinates: 40°25′03″N 86°40′04″W / 40.41750°N 86.66778°W / 40.41750; -86.66778
Country United States
State Indiana
County Clinton
Township Ross
Named for Edna Kellenbarger
Elevation 656 ft (200 m)
ZIP code 46065
FIPS code 18-20440[1]
GNIS feature ID 434027[2]

Edna Mills is an unincorporated community in Ross Township, Clinton County, Indiana.

History[edit]

A 1913 history of Clinton County describes Edna Mills as "a pleasant village" and offers the following origin of the town's name:[3]

The name has been in use for over half a century, and the oldest inhabitants of the vicinity say that when it was first made a postoffice, a Mr. Kellenbarger, who owned a mill at that point, gave it the name of Edna in honor of his wife. The location also used to be called facetiously "Blackberry". The occasion for this was that a blacksmith named Michaels had a shop there and his favorite tipple was blackberry brandy, making "Blackberry" the notable feature of the locality.

A post office was established at Edna Mills in 1861, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1905.[4]

Geography[edit]

Edna Mills is located at 40°25′03″N 86°40′04″W / 40.41750°N 86.66778°W / 40.41750; -86.66778.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "Edna Mills, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-17. 
  3. ^ Claybaugh, Joseph (1913). History of Clinton County, Indiana. Indianapolis: A. W. Bowen & Company. p. 33. 
  4. ^ "Clinton County". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on 3 September 2014. Retrieved 30 August 2014.