Gatchel, Indiana

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Gatchel, Indiana
Unincorporated community
Gatchel is located in Indiana
Gatchel is located in the US
Coordinates: 38°02′48″N 86°39′02″W / 38.04667°N 86.65056°W / 38.04667; -86.65056Coordinates: 38°02′48″N 86°39′02″W / 38.04667°N 86.65056°W / 38.04667; -86.65056
Country United States
State Indiana
County Perry
Township Anderson
Elevation[1] 715 ft (218 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 47586
Area code(s) 812, 930
GNIS feature ID 450948

Gatchel is an unincorporated community in Anderson Township, Perry County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[2]


A post office was established at Gatchel in 1895, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1944.[3] Roy Gatchell is said to have served as an early postmaster, according to local history.[4]


Gatchel is located at 38°02′48″N 86°39′02″W / 38.04667°N 86.65056°W / 38.04667; -86.65056.


  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved 2017-04-14. 
  2. ^ "Gatchel, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2017-04-14. 
  3. ^ "Perry County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 2 October 2015. 
  4. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 142. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. ...Roy Gatchell, who ran the post office in his house, but post office records do not list any postmaster with that name.