Koleen, Indiana

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Koleen, Indiana
Unincorporated community
Koleen, Indiana.jpg
Koleen is located in Indiana
Koleen
Koleen
Koleen is located in the US
Koleen
Koleen
Coordinates: 38°58′17″N 86°49′44″W / 38.97139°N 86.82889°W / 38.97139; -86.82889Coordinates: 38°58′17″N 86°49′44″W / 38.97139°N 86.82889°W / 38.97139; -86.82889
CountryUnited States
StateIndiana
CountyGreene
TownshipJackson
Elevation528 ft (161 m)
ZIP code47424
FIPS code18-40446[1]
GNIS feature ID437432[2]

Koleen is an unincorporated community in Jackson Township, Greene County, Indiana.

History[edit]

Koleen was likely named for the valuable kaolin clay deposits in the area.[3] The Koleen post office was established in 1877.[4]

Geography[edit]

Koleen is located at 38°58′17″N 86°49′44″W / 38.97139°N 86.82889°W / 38.97139; -86.82889.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "Koleen, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-17.
  3. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 187. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. because kaolin clay, used in making pottery, was mined here.
  4. ^ "Greene County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 16 September 2014.