Portersville, Indiana

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Portersville, Indiana
Unincorporated community
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Portersville is located in Indiana
Portersville
Portersville
Portersville is located in the US
Portersville
Portersville
Coordinates: 38°29′58″N 86°58′42″W / 38.49944°N 86.97833°W / 38.49944; -86.97833Coordinates: 38°29′58″N 86°58′42″W / 38.49944°N 86.97833°W / 38.49944; -86.97833
Country United States
State Indiana
County Dubois
Township Boone
Elevation[1] 472 ft (144 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 47546
Area code(s) 812, 930
FIPS code 18-61200[2]
GNIS feature ID 441469

Portersville is an unincorporated community in Boone Township, Dubois County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[3]

History[edit]

Portersville was established in about 1818.[4] It is reportedly the oldest town in Dubois County, and was selected as the county seat of Dubois County before it was changed to Jasper.[5] A post office was established at Portersville in 1821, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1909.[6]

Geography[edit]

Portersville is located at 38°29′58″N 86°58′42″W / 38.49944°N 86.97833°W / 38.49944; -86.97833.

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. ^ "Portersville, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2016-07-05. 
  4. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 269. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. This village was founded around 1818... 
  5. ^ Wilson, George R. (1910). History of Dubois County from Its Primitive Days to 1910. p. 353. 
  6. ^ "Dubois County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 4 September 2014.