Eminence, Indiana

Coordinates: 39°31′17″N 86°38′33″W / 39.52139°N 86.64250°W / 39.52139; -86.64250
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Eminence, Indiana
Eminence is located in Indiana
Eminence is located in the United States
Coordinates: 39°31′17″N 86°38′33″W / 39.52139°N 86.64250°W / 39.52139; -86.64250
CountryUnited States
 • Total0.30 sq mi (0.8 km2)
 • Land0.30 sq mi (0.8 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation784 ft (239 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
FIPS code18-21106[3]
GNIS feature ID2830472[2]

Eminence is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Adams Township, Morgan County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[2]


Eminence was laid out in July 1855[4] by William Wigal. The name possibly is commendatory; but according to some accounts it is topographically descriptive.[5]

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


Eminence is in western Morgan County at the intersection of State Roads 42 and 142. SR 42 leads northeast 12 miles (19 km) to Monrovia and west 10 miles (16 km) to Cloverdale, while SR 142 leads east 10 miles to SR 39, 7 miles (11 km) north of Martinsville, the Morgan county seat.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Eminence CDP has an area of 0.30 square miles (0.78 km2), all land.[1] The community drains northwest to the valley of Mill Creek, which runs southwest to the Eel River, a tributary of the White River.


Eminence is home to the Eels of Eminence Junior-Senior High School.

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. ^ a b "2022 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Indiana". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved April 26, 2023.
  2. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Eminence, Indiana
  3. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  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 March 10, 2018.