Elkinsville, Indiana

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Elkinsville
Unincorporated community
Brown County's location in Indiana
Brown County's location in Indiana
Elkinsville is located in Brown County, Indiana
Elkinsville
Elkinsville
Location in Brown County
Coordinates: 39°04′34″N 86°15′53″W / 39.07611°N 86.26472°W / 39.07611; -86.26472Coordinates: 39°04′34″N 86°15′53″W / 39.07611°N 86.26472°W / 39.07611; -86.26472
Country United States
State Indiana
County Brown
Township Van Buren
Elevation 577 ft (176 m)
ZIP code 47448
FIPS code 18-20782[1]
GNIS feature ID 450887[2]

Elkinsville is an unincorporated community in Van Buren Township, Brown County, Indiana, United States. It was once a thriving farming village, but was evacuated during the construction of nearby Lake Monroe Reservoir by eminent domain in 1964. All that remains of Elkinsville today are some private residences, the Elkinsville Cemetery, and post office. The area is part of Hoosier National Forest.

History[edit]

Elkinsville was founded in the 1850s.[3] It was named for William Elkins, a pioneer settler.[4] A post office was established at Elkinsville in 1860, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1941.[5]

Geography[edit]

Elkinsville is located at 39°04′34″N 86°15′53″W / 39.07611°N 86.26472°W / 39.07611; -86.26472.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "Elkinsville, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-17. 
  3. ^ Blanchard, Charles (1884). Counties of Morgan, Monroe and Brown, Indiana: Historical and Biographical. F.A. Battey & Company. p. 753. 
  4. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 123. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. The village was named for William Elkins, first settler and founder. 
  5. ^ "Brown County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 28 August 2014. 

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