Mariah Hill, Indiana

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Mariah Hill, Indiana
Mariah Hill is located in Indiana
Mariah Hill
Mariah Hill
Mariah Hill is located in the United States
Mariah Hill
Mariah Hill
Coordinates: 38°09′55″N 86°55′29″W / 38.16528°N 86.92472°W / 38.16528; -86.92472Coordinates: 38°09′55″N 86°55′29″W / 38.16528°N 86.92472°W / 38.16528; -86.92472
CountryUnited States
StateIndiana
CountySpencer
TownshipCarter
Elevation522 ft (159 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
47523
Area code(s)812, 930
FIPS code18-46764[2]
GNIS feature ID449691

Mariah Hill is an unincorporated community in Carter Township, Spencer County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[3]

History[edit]

Mariah Hill was originally called Maria Hilf, and under the latter name was laid out in 1860.[4] The town's original German name was devoted to Maria, Hilfe der Christen (Mary Help of Christians).[5] The name Maria Hilf was altered and anglicized by postal authorities when a post office was established as Mariah Hill in 1862.[6][7]

Notable people[edit]

NFL player Ken Dilger is a past resident of Mariah Hill. He was a Pro Bowl tight end with the Indianapolis Colts and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Dilger is an alumnus of the University of Illinois and Heritage Hills High School.

Former NFL running back Bruce King is also a native of Mariah Hill. King graduated from Purdue University, where he was a three-year starter for the Boilermakers and started on the 1984 Peach Bowl team. King played for the Kansas City Chiefs and Buffalo Bills.

Geography[edit]

Mariah Hill is located at 38°09′55″N 86°55′29″W / 38.16528°N 86.92472°W / 38.16528; -86.92472.

Climate[edit]

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Mariah Hill has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved 2016-07-09.
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "Mariah Hill, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-17.
  4. ^ History of Warrick, Spencer, and Perry Counties, Indiana: From the Earliest Time to the Present. Goodspeed. 1885. p. 372.
  5. ^ "Mary, Help of Christians". The Catholic Community of North Spencer. Archived from the original on February 5, 2015. Retrieved 4 October 2015.
  6. ^ "Spencer County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 4 October 2015.
  7. ^ Exploring Indiana Highways: Trip Trivia. Exploring America's Highway. 2007. p. 178. ISBN 978-0-9744358-3-1.
  8. ^ Climate Summary for Mariah Hill, Indiana