Fairbanks, Indiana

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Fairbanks
Unincorporated community
Fairbanks, Indiana.jpg
Sullivan County's location in Indiana
Sullivan County's location in Indiana
Fairbanks is located in USA Indiana Sullivan County
Fairbanks
Fairbanks
Sullivan County, Indiana
Coordinates: 39°13′10″N 87°31′20″W / 39.21944°N 87.52222°W / 39.21944; -87.52222Coordinates: 39°13′10″N 87°31′20″W / 39.21944°N 87.52222°W / 39.21944; -87.52222
Country United States
State Indiana
County Sullivan
Township Fairbanks
Elevation[1] 558 ft (170 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 47849
Area code(s) 812
FIPS code 18-22180[2]
GNIS feature ID 434287

Fairbanks is an unincorporated community in Fairbanks Township, Sullivan County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[3]

The community is part of the Terre Haute Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

Fairbanks was named after Sgt. Nathan Fairbanks, who was killed in September 1812 when his platoon of 12 soldiers was ambushed by a group of Indians just outside the town.[4] The Fairbanks post office has been in operation since 1878.[5]

Geography[edit]

Fairbanks is located at 39°13′10″N 87°31′20″W / 39.21944°N 87.52222°W / 39.21944; -87.52222. It is shown on the Fairbanks United States Geological Survey 7½° quadrangle.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved 2016-08-30. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Fairbanks, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-17. 
  4. ^ "Fairbanks' Massacre". Waymarking. Retrieved August 30, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Sullivan County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved December 29, 2016.