Eminence, Indiana

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Eminence, Indiana
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Eminence is located in Indiana
Eminence is located in the United States
Coordinates: 39°31′17″N 86°38′29″W / 39.52139°N 86.64139°W / 39.52139; -86.64139Coordinates: 39°31′17″N 86°38′29″W / 39.52139°N 86.64139°W / 39.52139; -86.64139
CountryUnited States
Elevation791 ft (241 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
FIPS code18-21106[2]
GNIS feature ID434166

Eminence is an unincorporated community in Adams Township, Morgan County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[3]


Eminence was laid out in July 1855[4] by William Wigal. The name possibly is commendatory; but according to some accounts it is descriptive, as the village site allegedly was the highest point between Indianapolis and Vincennes when State Road 67 was surveyed.[5]

The post office at Eminence has been in operation since 1857.[6]


Eminence is served by the Eminence School Corporation.

Eminence has a public library, a branch of the Morgan County Public Library.[7]

Notable people[edit]

Glenn M. Curtis, four-time Indiana state champion basketball coach (Lebanon & Martinsville) and coach at Indiana State and the high school coach of John Wooden.


  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved 2017-05-09.
  2. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "Eminence, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-17.
  4. ^ Blanchard, Charles (1884). Counties of Morgan, Monroe and Brown, Indiana: Historical and Biographical. F.A. Battey & Company. pp. 145.
  5. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Bloomington & Indianapolis: Indiana University Press. p. 125. ISBN 0253209552.
  6. ^ "Morgan County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved May 26, 2017.
  7. ^ "Contact". Morgan County Public Library. Retrieved 10 March 2018.