Hangman Crossing, Indiana

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Hangman Crossing
Unincorporated community
Hangman Crossing is located in Indiana
Hangman Crossing
Hangman Crossing
Hangman Crossing is located in the US
Hangman Crossing
Hangman Crossing
Coordinates: 38°56′36″N 85°55′36″W / 38.94333°N 85.92667°W / 38.94333; -85.92667Coordinates: 38°56′36″N 85°55′36″W / 38.94333°N 85.92667°W / 38.94333; -85.92667
Country United States
State Indiana
County Jackson
Township Jackson
Elevation 564 ft (172 m)
ZIP code 47274
FIPS code 18-31162[1]
GNIS feature ID 435680[2]

Hangman Crossing is an unincorporated community in Jackson Township, Jackson County, Indiana, United States.

Etymology of town name[edit]

The name originated in 1868, as six members of the Reno Gang were lynched by a vigilante mob numbering over 100, known as the Scarlet Mask Society or the Jackson County Vigilance Committee. The lynchings occurred on July 20 and 24, 1868.[3]

A portion of the locale is now a small development of newer homes named "The Crossing", just west of Seymour on U.S. Route 50.

Geography[edit]

Hangman Crossing is located at 38°56′36″N 85°55′36″W / 38.94333°N 85.92667°W / 38.94333; -85.92667.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "Hangman Crossing, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-17. 
  3. ^ Pohlen, Jerome (1 April 2002). Oddball Indiana: A Guide to Some Really Strange Places. Chicago Review Press. p. 191. ISBN 978-1-56976-518-0.