McCutchanville, Indiana

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McCutchanville
Unincorporated community
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McCutchanville is located in Indiana
McCutchanville
McCutchanville
Coordinates: 38°03′51″N 87°31′28″W / 38.06417°N 87.52444°W / 38.06417; -87.52444Coordinates: 38°03′51″N 87°31′28″W / 38.06417°N 87.52444°W / 38.06417; -87.52444
Country United States
State Indiana
County Vanderburgh
Township Center
Founded by Scottish/ Irish immigrants
Named for Samuel McCutchan
Elevation[1] 495 ft (151 m)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 47725
Area code(s) 812
GNIS feature ID 438847

McCutchanville is an unincorporated community in Center Township, Vanderburgh County, Indiana, United States.[2] McCutchanville was established in 1845 and is named for Samuel McCutchan, a Scottish/Irish immigrant who was the first postmaster for the area.[3]

Geography[edit]

McCutchanville is located at 38°3′51″N 87°31′28″W / 38.06417°N 87.52444°W / 38.06417; -87.52444.[4]

History[edit]

McCutchanville was first settled by Scottish and Irish immigrants in the early 19th century. In 1845, Samuel McCutchan became the Post Master of the communities first post office. This led to the community being called McCutchanville. The post office operated from 1850 to 1906.[5]

McCutchanville was also the childhood home to Annie Fellows Johnston, American author of The Little Colonel series. Annie died on October 5, 1931 and is buried at Oak Hill Cemetery in Evansville, Indiana.[6] The Little Colonel series was later adapted into a 1935 American comedy drama film directed by David Butler that starred Shirley Temple, Lionel Barrymore, Evelyn Venable, John Lodge, Bill Robinson, and Hattie McDaniel.

School Districts[edit]

This area, originally part of the Vanderburgh County School Corporation, was served beginning in the mid 1800s by Center Township School #3 (McCutchanville School) on Old Petersburg Rd. In 1918, #7 (Hooker School) and #8 (Kansas School) were closed and consolidated into McCutchanville School, causing students living some distance east and south of McCutchanville to attend. In 1944, a local resident remembered walking six miles each way as a child between McCutchanville School and his home on what is now Hitch-Peters Rd. [7] From 1948 to 1957, students in the district attended Lynch School for grades 1-2 and McCutchanville School for grades 3-8, adding students from the old Lynch School area. Between the growth of subdivisions and the Baby Boom, there was a need for a new school. The new Oak Hill School was opened in 1957 for grades 1 to 5, with grades 6 to 8 attending McCutchanville School. The Oak Hill School 1966 upper grades addition opened the school to all students in grades K to 8, and McCutchanville School was closed.

From 1966 to 1984, all students north of Lynch Road and west of the Vanderburgh/Warrick county line, in an area extending halfway into McCutchanville to the north, attended Oak Hill Elementary School (K-8) and North High School. With the 1984 EVSC middle school redistricting plan, the entire McCutchanville area (along with areas south to St. George Rd, attended Scott Elementary School, Oak Hill Middle School, and North High School. In 2011, another redistricting split Scott School's students again, with the southern part of the district again attending Oak Hill School as it was renovated into an elementary school once again. As of now, McCutchanville's students attend Scott or Oak Hill Schools for grades K-6, then North Junior High School (7-8) and North High School.

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved 2016-07-18. 
  2. ^ "McCutchanville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2010-03-03. 
  3. ^ Historic Southern Indiana
  4. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: McCutchanville, Indiana
  5. ^ "Vanderburgh County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved July 18, 2016. 
  6. ^ Annie Fellows Johnston Biography
  7. ^ http://local.evpl.org/views/viewimage.asp?ID=646937

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