Flat Rock, Indiana

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Flat Rock, Indiana
Flatrock, Indiana.jpg
Flat Rock is located in Indiana
Flat Rock
Flat Rock
Flat Rock is located in the United States
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
CountryUnited States
StateIndiana
CountyShelby
TownshipWashington
Elevation689 ft (210 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
47234
FIPS code18-23566[2]
GNIS feature ID449657

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 post office at Flat Rock 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 July 30, 2017.
  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. Retrieved November 8, 2016.
  7. ^ Shelby County, Indiana History & Families. Turner Publishing Company. 1992. p. 57. ISBN 978-1-56311-078-8.