Fairbanks, Indiana

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Unincorporated community
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Sullivan County's location in Indiana
Sullivan County's location in Indiana
Fairbanks is located in USA Indiana Sullivan County
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.


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]


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.


  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.