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Perth, Indiana

Coordinates: 39°35′35″N 87°09′43″W / 39.59306°N 87.16194°W / 39.59306; -87.16194
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Perth is located in Clay County, Indiana
Location in Clay County
Coordinates: 39°35′35″N 87°09′43″W / 39.59306°N 87.16194°W / 39.59306; -87.16194
CountryUnited States
TownshipDick Johnson
Elevation630 ft (190 m)
ZIP code
FIPS code18-59310[2]
GNIS feature ID441045

Perth is an unincorporated community in Dick Johnson Township, Clay County, Indiana. It is part of the Terre Haute Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Perth is located at 39°35′35″N 87°09′43″W / 39.59306°N 87.16194°W / 39.59306; -87.16194.


Perth had its start in the year 1870 by the building of the railroad through that territory.[3] It was named after Perth, Scotland, not Perth, Western Australia.[4] A post office was established at Perth in 1880, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1929.[5]


  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  2. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  3. ^ Blanchard, Charles (1884). Counties of Clay and Owen, Indiana: Historical and Biographical. F.A. Battey & Company. pp. 325.
  4. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 260. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. ...and named for Perth, Scotland, birthplace of his ancestors.
  5. ^ "Clay County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved August 30, 2014.