Morris, Indiana

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Morris
Unincorporated community
Morris is located in Indiana
Morris
Morris
Morris is located in the US
Morris
Morris
Coordinates: 39°16′56″N 85°10′39″W / 39.28222°N 85.17750°W / 39.28222; -85.17750Coordinates: 39°16′56″N 85°10′39″W / 39.28222°N 85.17750°W / 39.28222; -85.17750
Country United States
State Indiana
County Ripley
Township Adams
Elevation[1] 984 ft (300 m)
ZIP code 47006
Area code(s) 812
FIPS code 18-51174[2]
GNIS feature ID 439444

Morris is an unincorporated community in Adams Township, Ripley County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[3]

History[edit]

Morris was originally called Springdale, and under the latter name was first settled about 1840 by a colony of German Catholics.[4] The name was changed to Morris in 1856.[5] A post office called Morris has been in operation since 1858.[6]

Geography[edit]

Morris is located at 39°16′56″N 85°10′39″W / 39.28222°N 85.17750°W / 39.28222; -85.17750.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved 2017-03-05. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Morris, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-17. 
  4. ^ Alan F. Smith (2000). Ripley County in Vintage Postcards. Arcadia Publishing. p. 115. ISBN 978-0-7385-0734-7. 
  5. ^ Blanchard, Charles (1898). History of the Catholic Church in Indiana. A. W. Bowen & Company. p. 380. 
  6. ^ "Ripley County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 1 November 2015.