Kurtz, Indiana

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Unincorporated community
Scene along Fourth Street
Scene along Fourth Street
Kurtz is located in Indiana
Kurtz is located in the US
Coordinates: 38°57′38″N 86°12′12″W / 38.96056°N 86.20333°W / 38.96056; -86.20333Coordinates: 38°57′38″N 86°12′12″W / 38.96056°N 86.20333°W / 38.96056; -86.20333
Country United States
State Indiana
County Jackson
Township Owen
Elevation 597 ft (182 m)
ZIP code 47264
FIPS code 18-40590[1]
GNIS feature ID 451126[2]

Kurtz is an unincorporated community in Owen Township, Jackson County, Indiana.


The Kurtz post office was established in 1890.[3] The community was named in honor of a railroad engineer.[4]


Kurtz is located at 38°57′38″N 86°12′12″W / 38.96056°N 86.20333°W / 38.96056; -86.20333.


  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "Kurtz, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-17. 
  3. ^ "Jackson County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 19 October 2014. 
  4. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 188. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. ...and named for an engineer named Kurtz who assisted in building the railroad...