Ireland, Indiana

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Ireland
Unincorporated community
Ireland, Indiana.jpg
Ireland is located in Indiana
Ireland
Ireland
Ireland is located in the US
Ireland
Ireland
Coordinates: 38°24′53″N 86°59′58″W / 38.41472°N 86.99944°W / 38.41472; -86.99944Coordinates: 38°24′53″N 86°59′58″W / 38.41472°N 86.99944°W / 38.41472; -86.99944
Country United States
State Indiana
County Dubois
Township Madison
Elevation[1] 472 ft (144 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 47546
Area code(s) 812
FIPS code 18-36468[2]
GNIS feature ID 436827

Ireland is an unincorporated community in Madison Township, Dubois County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[3]

History[edit]

The town was founded on land purchased from the United States government by John Stewart, a native of Ireland, on December 23, 1816. The town was once intended to be called American City, but changed to Ireland when the name was not approved by the post office department.[4] The town was laid out by John Stewart's son James, and four others. The first town map is dated May 20, 1865, but had been a small village many years before that.

The Ireland post office has been in operation since 1853.[5] Ireland's school system was absorbed by the Jasper school system in 1970.

On the night of February 28, 2017, an EF2 tornado associated with the February 28, 2017 tornado outbreak struck Ireland. Several homes were destroyed, however no injuries were reported.[6][7]

Religion[edit]

St. Mary's Church

Ireland is home of St. Mary's Church, a Roman Catholic church.

Geography[edit]

Ireland is located at 38°24′53″N 86°59′58″W / 38.41472°N 86.99944°W / 38.41472; -86.99944, a few miles west of Jasper on State Road 56 in the northeast portion of Madison Township.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved 2016-07-05. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Ireland, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-17. 
  4. ^ Wilson, George R. (1910). History of Dubois County from Its Primitive Days to 1910. Windmill Publications. p. 355. 
  5. ^ "Dubois County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 5 July 2016. 
  6. ^ Ada Carr, Pam Wright and Sean Breslin (March 1, 2017). "Tornadoes Confirmed in Midwest as Severe Weather Outbreak Persists". The Weather Channel. Retrieved March 1, 2017. 
  7. ^ "Indiana official says tornado caused damage to small town". AP. March 1, 2017. Retrieved March 1, 2017. 

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