Harris City, Indiana

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Harris City
Harris City is located in Indiana
Harris City
Harris City
Harris City is located in the United States
Harris City
Harris City
Coordinates: 39°16′53″N 85°31′38″W / 39.28139°N 85.52722°W / 39.28139; -85.52722Coordinates: 39°16′53″N 85°31′38″W / 39.28139°N 85.52722°W / 39.28139; -85.52722
CountryUnited States
StateIndiana
CountyDecatur
TownshipSand Creek
Elevation
820 ft (250 m)
ZIP code
47240
FIPS code18-31594[1]
GNIS feature ID435781[2]

Harris City is an unincorporated community in Sand Creek Township, Decatur County, Indiana.

History[edit]

Harris City was named for B. B. Harris, who owned a large blue limestone quarry which was in the 19th century the center of the town's industry.[3]

Harris City contained a post office between 1874 and 1898;[4] the post office was called Harris in its final years.[5]

Geography[edit]

Harris City is located at 39°16′53″N 85°31′38″W / 39.28139°N 85.52722°W / 39.28139; -85.52722.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "Harris City, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-17.
  3. ^ Harding, Lewis Albert (1915). History of Decatur County, Indiana: Its People, Industries and Institutions. B.F. Bowen. p. 148.
  4. ^ "Decatur County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 31 August 2014.
  5. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 158. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. ...the post office was changed to Harris...