Needmore, Brown County, Indiana

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Needmore
Unincorporated community
Brown County's location in Indiana
Brown County's location in Indiana
Needmore is located in Brown County, Indiana
Needmore
Needmore
Location in Brown County
Coordinates: 39°15′04″N 86°20′23″W / 39.25111°N 86.33972°W / 39.25111; -86.33972Coordinates: 39°15′04″N 86°20′23″W / 39.25111°N 86.33972°W / 39.25111; -86.33972
Country United States
State Indiana
County Brown
Township Jackson
Elevation 725 ft (221 m)
ZIP code 47448
FIPS code 18-52182[1]
GNIS feature ID 439974[2]

Needmore is an unincorporated community in Jackson Township, Brown County, Indiana.

Geography[edit]

Needmore is located at 39°15′04″N 86°20′23″W / 39.25111°N 86.33972°W / 39.25111; -86.33972.

History[edit]

A post office was established at Needmore in 1872, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1919.[3] Tradition has it when an early visitor to the settlement remarked that it "needed more", the name stuck.[4]

In 1884, Needmore contained a blacksmith, several stores, and a population of approximately 100 inhabitants.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "Needmore, Brown County, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-17. 
  3. ^ "Brown County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 28 August 2014. 
  4. ^ 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. ...said that he had never seen a community that needed more, so the village was called Needmore. 
  5. ^ Blanchard, Charles (1884). Counties of Morgan, Monroe and Brown, Indiana: Historical and Biographical. F.A. Battey & Company. p. 738.