Fayetteville, Indiana

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Unincorporated community
Fayetteville is located in Indiana
Fayetteville is located in the US
Coordinates: 38°51′39″N 86°35′43″W / 38.86083°N 86.59528°W / 38.86083; -86.59528Coordinates: 38°51′39″N 86°35′43″W / 38.86083°N 86.59528°W / 38.86083; -86.59528
Country United States
State Indiana
County Lawrence
Township Indian Creek
Elevation 610 ft (190 m)
ZIP code 47421
FIPS code 18-22900[1]
GNIS feature ID 450908[2]

Fayetteville is an unincorporated community in Indian Creek Township, Lawrence County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.


Fayetteville was platted on February 6, 1838 by Ezra Kern.[3] The community was likely named in honor of John Fayette, a pioneer.[4] In 1874, Fayetteville was expanded by Ezra's grandson, Noah.[5] A post office was established at Fayetteville in 1846, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1907.[6]

The area experienced its strongest tornado on March 8, 2009. A confirmed EF3 tornado touched down in Fayetteville, destroying three houses and damaging at least 19 others.[7] Several barns and other structures were also damaged or destroyed.

Fire department[edit]

Fayetteville, and the surrounding township, is protected by the Indian Creek Volunteer Fire Department (ICVFD). The department's 23 members respond to all types of emergencies, including, but not limited to, fire and medical calls, and are often dispatched as medical first responders when an ambulance is dispatched to the township from the nearby City of Bedford. The department responded to 234 calls in 2012, a record high for the department.[8] ICVFD has mutual aid agreements with all other volunteer fire departments in Lawrence County.

The Indian Creek VFD Station is located in Fayetteville at 38°51′40″N 86°35′42″W / 38.86103°N 86.59490°W / 38.86103; -86.59490.


Fayetteville is located at 38°51′39″N 86°35′43″W / 38.86083°N 86.59528°W / 38.86083; -86.59528.


  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "Fayetteville, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-17. 
  3. ^ History of Lawrence and Monroe Counties, Indiana: Their People, Industries, and Institutions. B.F. Bowen. 1914. p. 205. 
  4. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 131. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. According to WPA files, it was named for John Fayette, an early settler. 
  5. ^ http://www.ingenweb.org/inlawrence/inchis.htm
  6. ^ "Lawrence County". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on 8 December 2015. Retrieved 31 December 2014. 
  7. ^ "National Weather Service confirms tornado in Lawrence County, Indiana". WHAS 11. 2009-03-09. Archived from the original on March 12, 2009. Retrieved 2009-05-06. 
  8. ^ "The Indian Creek V.F.D Page".