Perth, Indiana

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Unincorporated community
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; -87.16194Coordinates: 39°35′35″N 87°09′43″W / 39.59306°N 87.16194°W / 39.59306; -87.16194
Country United States
State Indiana
County Clay
Township Dick Johnson
Elevation[1] 630 ft (190 m)
ZIP code 47837
FIPS code 18-59310[2]
GNIS feature ID 441045

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.[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. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ Blanchard, Charles (1884). Counties of Clay and Owen, Indiana: Historical and Biographical. F.A. Battey & Company. p. 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 30 August 2014.