Natchez, Indiana

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Natchez, Indiana
Unincorporated community
Martin County's location in Indiana
Martin County's location in Indiana
Natchez is located in Martin County, Indiana
Natchez
Natchez
Location in Martin County
Coordinates: 38°37′02″N 86°42′39″W / 38.61722°N 86.71083°W / 38.61722; -86.71083Coordinates: 38°37′02″N 86°42′39″W / 38.61722°N 86.71083°W / 38.61722; -86.71083
Country United States
State Indiana
County Martin
Township Halbert
Elevation[1] 505 ft (154 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 47581
Area code(s) 812, 930
FIPS code 18-52060[2]
GNIS feature ID 439945

Natchez is an unincorporated community in Halbert Township, Martin County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[3]

History[edit]

A post office was established at Natchez in 1844, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1905.[4] The community was likely named after Natchez, Mississippi.[5]

Geography[edit]

Natchez is located at 38°37′02″N 86°42′39″W / 38.61722°N 86.71083°W / 38.61722; -86.71083 along U.S. Route 150 in the Hoosier National Forest.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved 2017-05-09. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Natchez, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-17. 
  4. ^ "Martin County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 2 February 2015. 
  5. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 233. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. Apparently, the name was borrowed from the city of the same name in Mississippi...