Gatchel, Indiana

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Gatchel, Indiana
Gatchel, Indiana is located in Indiana
Gatchel, Indiana
Gatchel, Indiana
Coordinates: 38°02′48″N 086°39′02″W / 38.04667°N 86.65056°W / 38.04667; -86.65056Coordinates: 38°02′48″N 086°39′02″W / 38.04667°N 86.65056°W / 38.04667; -86.65056
Country United States
State Indiana
County Perry
Township Anderson
Elevation 715 ft (218 m)
ZIP code 47586
Area code(s) 812
GNIS Feature ID: 450948

Gatchel, Indiana is an unincorporated community in Anderson Township, Perry County, Indiana, United States.[1]


A post office was established at Gatchel in 1895, and remained in operation until 1944.[2] Roy Gatchell is said to have served as an early postmaster, according to local history.[3]


  1. ^ U.S. Board on Geographic Names
  2. ^ "Perry County". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on 3 October 2015. Retrieved 2 October 2015. 
  3. ^ 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.