Eel River, Clay County, Indiana

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Eel River
Unincorporated community
Eel River is located in Clay County, Indiana
Eel River
Eel River
Location in Clay County
Coordinates: 39°19′24″N 87°07′25″W / 39.32333°N 87.12361°W / 39.32333; -87.12361Coordinates: 39°19′24″N 87°07′25″W / 39.32333°N 87.12361°W / 39.32333; -87.12361
Country United States
State Indiana
County Clay
Township Harrison
Elevation 551 ft (168 m)
GNIS feature ID 434035[1]

Eel River is an unincorporated community in northern Harrison Township, Clay County, Indiana. It is part of the Terre Haute Metropolitan Statistical Area.


The Eel River, from which this community takes its name, was so named from a Native American word meaning "slippery fish".[2]


Eel River is located at 39°19′24″N 87°07′25″W / 39.32333°N 87.12361°W / 39.32333; -87.12361.


  1. ^ "Eel River, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-10. 
  2. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 122. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. The stream name is a translation of the Delaware name...