Heltonville, Indiana

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Heltonville
Unincorporated community
Heltonville, Indiana.jpg
Heltonville is located in Indiana
Heltonville
Heltonville
Heltonville is located in the US
Heltonville
Heltonville
Coordinates: 38°55′40″N 86°22′32″W / 38.92778°N 86.37556°W / 38.92778; -86.37556Coordinates: 38°55′40″N 86°22′32″W / 38.92778°N 86.37556°W / 38.92778; -86.37556
Country United States
State Indiana
County Lawrence
Township Pleasant Run
Elevation 653 ft (199 m)
ZIP code 47436
FIPS code 18-32980[1]
GNIS feature ID 451026[2]

Heltonville is an unincorporated community in Pleasant Run Township, Lawrence County, Indiana, United States.

History[edit]

Heltonville was platted in 1845.[3] It was named for its founder, Andrew Helton, who had opened a store at the site some time before 1839.[4] The Heltonville post office was established in 1846.[5]

Geography[edit]

Heltonville is located at 38°55′40″N 86°22′32″W / 38.92778°N 86.37556°W / 38.92778; -86.37556.

Education[edit]

Heltonville Elementary School, a school for students in kindergarten through fifth grade, educates approximately 300 students per year. In 2013, Heltonville Elementary received a rating of "1" out of 5 by the Indiana Department of Education.[6]

Notable people[edit]

Heltonville is the birthplace of former NBA basketball player Damon Bailey, who now co-owns Hawkins-Bailey Warehouse in Bedford, Indiana.

Heltonville is the hometown of the fictional character Lee Leander, portrayed by Barbara Stanwyck, in the 1940 Paramount film Remember the Night.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "Heltonville, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-17. 
  3. ^ History of Lawrence and Monroe Counties, Indiana: Their People, Industries, and Institutions. B.F. Bowen. 1914. p. 59. 
  4. ^ History of Lawrence, Orange, and Washington Counties, Indiana: From the Earliest Time to the Present. Higginson Book Company. 1884. p. 171. 
  5. ^ "Lawrence County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 31 December 2014. 
  6. ^ "2013 A-F School Grade Results". Indiana Department of Education. Retrieved 2014-06-09. 
  7. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0032981/trivia?tab=gf&ref_=tt_trv_gf