Pierceville, Indiana

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Pierceville, Indiana
Pierceville is located in Indiana
Pierceville
Pierceville
Pierceville is located in the United States
Pierceville
Pierceville
Coordinates: 39°08′00″N 85°10′47″W / 39.13333°N 85.17972°W / 39.13333; -85.17972Coordinates: 39°08′00″N 85°10′47″W / 39.13333°N 85.17972°W / 39.13333; -85.17972
CountryUnited States
StateIndiana
CountyRipley
TownshipFranklin
Elevation1,014 ft (309 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
47031
Area code(s)812, 930
FIPS code18-59616[2]
GNIS feature ID441112

Pierceville is an unincorporated community in Franklin Township, Ripley County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[3]

History[edit]

Pierceville was laid out in 1860.[4] The community's name honors the Pierce family of settlers.[5] A post office was established at Pierceville in 1854, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1976.[6]

Geography[edit]

Pierceville is located at 39°08′00″N 85°10′47″W / 39.13333°N 85.17972°W / 39.13333; -85.17972.

Notable person[edit]

Bobby Plump,[7] member of the Milan High School basketball team that won the Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) State Tournament in 1954.

References[edit]

  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. ^ "Pierceville, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved July 29, 2017.
  4. ^ "The Start of Ripley County, Indiana". Ripley County, Indiana Historical Society. Retrieved 30 November 2015.
  5. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 263. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. ...named for the local Pierce family...
  6. ^ "Ripley County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 30 November 2015.
  7. ^ Nelson, Murry R. (23 May 2013). American Sports: A History of Icons, Idols, and Ideas. ABC-CLIO. p. 562. ISBN 978-0-313-39753-0.