McGrawsville, Indiana

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McGrawsville
Unincorporated community
McGrawsville is located in Indiana
McGrawsville
McGrawsville
McGrawsville is located in the US
McGrawsville
McGrawsville
Coordinates: 40°37′49″N 86°00′50″W / 40.63028°N 86.01389°W / 40.63028; -86.01389Coordinates: 40°37′49″N 86°00′50″W / 40.63028°N 86.01389°W / 40.63028; -86.01389
Country United States
State Indiana
County Miami
Township Clay
Elevation 804 ft (245 m)
ZIP code 46911
FIPS code 18-45756[1]
GNIS feature ID 438876[2]

McGrawsville is an unincorporated community in Clay Township, Miami County, Indiana. The eastern portion of town is in Harrison Township. Former businesses included Overman-Waters Company (owned by Ralph Overman and Herrell Waters) and Worl's Grocery. The town is home to McGrawsville United Methodist Church and the McGrawsville Feed & Grain Inc. The community is located on the former Conrail railroad line (previously the Pennsylvania/Penn Central railroads).

History[edit]

McGrawsville was established as a depot on the Pan Handle Railroad. It was named for Nelson McGraw, who opened a small store on the site two years before the railroad was built.[3]

In 1887, McGrawsville contained one general store, a blacksmith shop, and a church.[4]

Geography[edit]

McGrawsville is located at 40°37′49″N 86°00′50″W / 40.63028°N 86.01389°W / 40.63028; -86.01389, at the intersection of Miami County roads S 300E and E 950S.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "McGrawsville, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-17. 
  3. ^ Bodurtha , Arthur Lawrence (1914). History of Miami County, Indiana: A Narrative Account of Its Historical Progress, Its People and Its Principal Interests. Lewis Pub. p. 192. 
  4. ^ History of Miami County, Indiana: From the Earliest Time to the Present. Brant & Fuller. 1887. p. 612.