Mount Auburn, Shelby County, Indiana

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Mount Auburn
Unincorporated community
Mount Auburn is located in Indiana
Mount Auburn
Mount Auburn
Mount Auburn is located in the US
Mount Auburn
Mount Auburn
Coordinates: 39°23′33″N 85°53′37″W / 39.39250°N 85.89361°W / 39.39250; -85.89361Coordinates: 39°23′33″N 85°53′37″W / 39.39250°N 85.89361°W / 39.39250; -85.89361
Country United States
State Indiana
County Shelby
Township Jackson
Elevation[1] 820 ft (250 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 46124
FIPS code 18-51300[2]
GNIS feature ID 439520

Mount Auburn is an unincorporated community in Jackson Township, Shelby County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[3]


Mount Auburn was laid out and platted in 1837.[4] An old variant name of the community was called Black Hawk.[5]

A post office was established under the name Black Hawk in 1838, was renamed to Mount Auburn in 1844, and operated until it was discontinued in 1905.[6]

Mount Auburn once contained a high school which was in operation by at least 1884 and was discontinued at an unknown date.[7]


Mount Auburn is located at 39°23′33″N 85°53′37″W / 39.39250°N 85.89361°W / 39.39250; -85.89361, at the geographical center of Jackson Township, twelve miles southwest of Shelbyville, and five miles northeast of Edinburgh in Johnson County.


  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved 2016-11-06. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Mount Auburn, Shelby County, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-17. 
  4. ^ History of Shelby County, Indiana: From the Earliest Time to the Present, with Biographical Sketches, Notes, Etc. Brant & Fuller. 1887. p. 447. 
  5. ^ "USGS detail on Mount Auburn - Variant Citation". Retrieved 2016-11-09. 
  6. ^ "Shelby County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved November 9, 2016. 
  7. ^ Shelby County, Indiana History & Families. Turner Publishing Company. 1992. p. 57. ISBN 978-1-56311-078-8.