Hoosierville, Indiana

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Hoosierville
Unincorporated community
Hoosierville is located in Clay County, Indiana
Hoosierville
Hoosierville
Location in Clay County
Coordinates: 39°28′30″N 87°06′30″W / 39.47500°N 87.10833°W / 39.47500; -87.10833Coordinates: 39°28′30″N 87°06′30″W / 39.47500°N 87.10833°W / 39.47500; -87.10833
Country United States
State Indiana
County Clay
Township Jackson
Elevation 653 ft (199 m)
ZIP code 47834
FIPS code 18-34690[1]
GNIS feature ID 436417[2]

Hoosierville is an unincorporated community in Jackson Township, Clay County, Indiana. It is part of the Terre Haute Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

A post office was established at Hoosierville in 1874, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1902.[3] It was named from Indiana's official demonym, Hoosier.[4]

Mining was originally the primary industry of Hoosierville.[5]

Geography[edit]

Hoosierville is located at 39°28′30″N 87°06′30″W / 39.47500°N 87.10833°W / 39.47500; -87.10833.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "Hoosierville, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-17. 
  3. ^ "Clay County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 30 August 2014. 
  4. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 171. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. ...named for its location in the Hoosier state. 
  5. ^ Blanchard, Charles (1884). Counties of Clay and Owen, Indiana: Historical and Biographical. F.A. Battey & Company. p. 298.