Frenchtown, Indiana

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Frenchtown, Indiana
Harrison County's location in Indiana
Harrison County's location in Indiana
Frenchtown is located in Harrison County, Indiana
Frenchtown
Frenchtown
Frenchtown's location in Harrison County
Coordinates: 38°18′53″N 86°12′52″W / 38.31472°N 86.21444°W / 38.31472; -86.21444Coordinates: 38°18′53″N 86°12′52″W / 38.31472°N 86.21444°W / 38.31472; -86.21444
CountryUnited States
StateIndiana
CountyHarrison
TownshipSpencer
Elevation
873 ft (266 m)
ZIP code
47115
FIPS code18-26008[1]
GNIS feature ID434836[2]

Frenchtown is an unincorporated community in Spencer Township, Harrison County, Indiana.

History[edit]

Frenchtown was first settled in 1840 by a colony of French immigrants.[3] A post office was established at Frenchtown in 1873, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1905.[4]

Geography[edit]

Frenchtown is located at 38°18′53″N 86°12′52″W / 38.31472°N 86.21444°W / 38.31472; -86.21444.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "Frenchtown, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-17.
  3. ^ Roose, William H. (1911). Indiana's Birthplace: A History of Harrison County, Indiana. Tribune Company, Printers. p. 69.
  4. ^ "Harrison County". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on 24 September 2014. Retrieved 17 September 2014.