Flat Rock, Indiana

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Flat Rock
Unincorporated community
Flatrock, Indiana.jpg
Flat Rock is located in Indiana
Flat Rock
Flat Rock
Flat Rock is located in the US
Flat Rock
Flat Rock
Coordinates: 39°21′51″N 85°49′54″W / 39.36417°N 85.83167°W / 39.36417; -85.83167Coordinates: 39°21′51″N 85°49′54″W / 39.36417°N 85.83167°W / 39.36417; -85.83167
Country United States
State Indiana
County Shelby
Township Washington
Elevation[1] 689 ft (210 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 47234
FIPS code 18-23566[2]
GNIS feature ID 449657

Flat Rock is an unincorporated community in Washington Township, Shelby County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[3]

History[edit]

Flat Rock was platted in 1855.[4] The community took its name from the Flatrock River.[5] The Flat Rock post office has been in operation since 1828.[6]

Flat Rock had its own high school at the turn of the 20th century.[7]

Geography[edit]

Flat Rock is located at 39°21′51″N 85°49′54″W / 39.36417°N 85.83167°W / 39.36417; -85.83167.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved 2016-11-06. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Flat Rock, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-17. 
  4. ^ Chadwick, Edward H. (1909). Chadwick's History of Shelby County, Indiana. B.F. Bowen. p. 70. 
  5. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 133. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. ...name is for the nearby Flatrock River. 
  6. ^ "Shelby County". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on December 8, 2015. Retrieved November 8, 2016. 
  7. ^ Shelby County, Indiana History & Families. Turner Publishing Company. 1992. p. 57. ISBN 978-1-56311-078-8.