Lewisburg, Indiana

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Lewisburg
Cass County's location in Indiana
Cass County's location in Indiana
Lewisburg is located in Cass County, Indiana
Lewisburg
Lewisburg
Location in Cass County
Coordinates: 40°44′48″N 86°13′03″W / 40.74667°N 86.21750°W / 40.74667; -86.21750Coordinates: 40°44′48″N 86°13′03″W / 40.74667°N 86.21750°W / 40.74667; -86.21750
CountryUnited States
StateIndiana
CountyCass
TownshipMiami
Founded1835
Named forLewis Boyer
Elevation
669 ft (204 m)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
46970
FIPS code18-43038[1]
GNIS feature ID437807[2]

Lewisburg is an unincorporated community in Miami Township, Cass County, Indiana.

History[edit]

Lewisburg had its start in the year 1835 by the building of the Wabash and Erie Canal through that territory. It was named for its founder, Lewis Bowyer[3] (or Boyer).[4]

A post office was established at Lewisburg in 1835, and remained in operation until 1868.[5]

Geography[edit]

Lewisburg is located at 40°44′48″N 86°13′03″W / 40.74667°N 86.21750°W / 40.74667; -86.21750.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Census website". US Census Bureau. Retrieved 31 January 2008.
  2. ^ "Lewisburg, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 17 October 2009.
  3. ^ Powell, Jehu Z. (1913). History of Cass County Indiana: From Its Earliest Settlement to the Present Time. Lewis Publishing Co. p. https://archive.org/details/bub_gb_exgVAAAAYAAJ/page/n686 651].
  4. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 196. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. ...by Lewis Boyer, for whom it was named.
  5. ^ "Cass County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 29 August 2014.