Nineveh, Indiana

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Nineveh, Indiana
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Nineveh is located in Indiana
Nineveh is located in the United States
Coordinates: 39°21′44″N 86°05′05″W / 39.36222°N 86.08472°W / 39.36222; -86.08472Coordinates: 39°21′44″N 86°05′05″W / 39.36222°N 86.08472°W / 39.36222; -86.08472
CountryUnited States
771 ft (235 m)
ZIP code
FIPS code18-53982[1]
GNIS feature ID440180[2]

Nineveh is an unincorporated community in Nineveh Township, Johnson County, Indiana, United States.

Nineveh took its name from Nineveh Creek,[3] which in turn is named after Nineveh Berry, a hunter who fell into the creek while hunting for deer.[4]

The town also has the Cordry-Sweetwater branch library.[5]

Scenes from the film Hoosiers were shot in the old Nineveh Elementary School, which was renamed "Hickory High School" for the film. Nineveh's last class of students attended here during the filming of the film in 1985, after which they relocated to Trafalgar to consolidate at Indian Creek Elementary School. The old school was lost to a fire just a few years after it was closed for consolidation.[6]

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  1. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "Nineveh, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-17.
  3. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 243. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. ...and named for nearby Nineveh Creek.
  4. ^ Indiana State Teachers Association (1914). Readings in Indiana history. Published by Indiana University. p. 163.
  5. ^ "FAQ". Brown County Public Library. Retrieved 4 March 2018.
  6. ^ "Nineveh Indiana". Retrieved 30 November 2018.

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