Millville, Henry County, Indiana

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Millville, Henry County, Indiana
Unincorporated community
Millville is located in Indiana
Millville
Millville
Millville is located in the US
Millville
Millville
Coordinates: 39°55′29″N 85°15′07″W / 39.92472°N 85.25194°W / 39.92472; -85.25194Coordinates: 39°55′29″N 85°15′07″W / 39.92472°N 85.25194°W / 39.92472; -85.25194
CountryUnited States
StateIndiana
CountyHenry
TownshipLiberty
Elevation1,148 ft (350 m)
ZIP code47362
GNIS feature ID439249[1]

Millville is an unincorporated community in Liberty Township, Henry County, Indiana, which is a state in the U.S.

History[edit]

Millville was laid out and platted in 1854.[2] It was named from the presence of a nearby mill.[2] A post office was established at Millville in 1855, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1928.[3]

Geography[edit]

Millville is located at 39°55′29″N 85°15′07″W / 39.92472°N 85.25194°W / 39.92472; -85.25194, east of New Castle, off State Road 38 and north on Wilbur Wright Road.

Notable people[edit]

Millville was the birthplace of Wilbur Wright and is the location of the Wilbur Wright Birthplace and Museum. His brother Orville Wright was born in Dayton, Ohio.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Millville, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-17.
  2. ^ a b Hazzard, George (1906). Hazzard's History of Henry County, Indiana, 1822-1906. G. Hazzard, author and publisher. p. 943.
  3. ^ "Henry County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 2 February 2015.
  4. ^ Wolfsie, Dick (10 November 2009). Indiana Curiosities: Quirky characters, roadside oddities & other offbeat stuff. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 134. ISBN 978-0-7627-6161-6.