Linnsburg, Indiana

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Linnsburg, Indiana
Unincorporated community
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Linnsburg is located in Montgomery County, Indiana
Linnsburg
Linnsburg
Location in Montgomery County
Coordinates: 40°00′01″N 86°48′00″W / 40.00028°N 86.80000°W / 40.00028; -86.80000Coordinates: 40°00′01″N 86°48′00″W / 40.00028°N 86.80000°W / 40.00028; -86.80000
Country United States
State Indiana
County Montgomery
Township Walnut
Elevation[1] 840 ft (256 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 47933
Area code(s) 765
GNIS feature ID 437967

Linnsburg is a small unincorporated community in Walnut Township, Montgomery County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[2] The town is a former whistle stop on the Monon branch and still has active rail service today from Nucor Steel to Avon.

History[edit]

Linnsburg was platted by Susan McMullen in 1870.[3] A post office was established at Linnsburg in 1887, and remained in operation until 1934.[4]

In the early hours of May 13, 1995 an F-2 tornado struck this small community and killed two people as they slept in their beds. There was no warning. The storm damaged portions of Nucor Steel, Walnut Township Elementary School, and several homes and farms. Police officers and fire fighters from all around the county converged on the scene and spent hours digging through the rubble for survivors.[5][6] This was part of a series of tornadoes that struck the Midwest.

Geography[edit]

Linnsburg is located just south of Mace, at 40°00′01″N 86°48′00″W / 40.00028°N 86.80000°W / 40.00028; -86.80000.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved 2017-05-09. 
  2. ^ "Linnsburg, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-17. 
  3. ^ History of Montgomery County, Indiana : with personal sketches of representative citizens. pg 504
  4. ^ "Montgomery County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved June 15, 2017. 
  5. ^ "Montgomery County Tornadoes, 1950–2012". National Weather Service. Retrieved 2013-12-28. 
  6. ^ "2 Killed as Tornado Hits Indiana". New York Times. May 16, 1995. 
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