Hillisburg, Indiana

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Hillisburg
Unincorporated community
Hillisburg is located in Clinton County, Indiana
Hillisburg
Hillisburg
Coordinates: 40°17′11″N 86°20′21″W / 40.28639°N 86.33917°W / 40.28639; -86.33917Coordinates: 40°17′11″N 86°20′21″W / 40.28639°N 86.33917°W / 40.28639; -86.33917
Country United States
State Indiana
County Clinton
Township Johnson
Named for John E. Hillis
Elevation 919 ft (280 m)
ZIP code 46041
FIPS code 18-33826[1]
GNIS feature ID 449669[2]

Hillisburg is an unincorporated community in Johnson Township, Clinton County, Indiana.

History[edit]

Hillisburg was laid out in 1874 by John Etherton Hillis (1840-1904), a local businessman and financier, and by 1886 had two general stores, two drug stores, a blacksmith shop, a saw mill, a grist mill and a grain elevator. In the early 1900s it was also home to the Hillisburg Bank, two churches (Christian and Methodist Episcopalian) and Masonic Lodge #550.[3]

The Hillisburg post office was discontinued in 1992.[4]

Geography[edit]

Hillisburg is located at 40°17′11″N 86°20′21″W / 40.28639°N 86.33917°W / 40.28639; -86.33917.

Notable person[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "Hillisburg, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-17. 
  3. ^ Claybaugh, Joseph (1913). "Johnson Township". History of Clinton County, Indiana. Indianapolis: A. W. Bowen & Company. 
  4. ^ "Clinton County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 30 August 2014.