Prince William, Indiana

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Prince William
Unincorporated community
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Carroll County's location in Indiana
Carroll County's location in Indiana
Prince William is located in Carroll County, Indiana
Prince William
Prince William
Location in Carroll County
Coordinates: 40°26′32″N 86°34′23″W / 40.44222°N 86.57306°W / 40.44222; -86.57306Coordinates: 40°26′32″N 86°34′23″W / 40.44222°N 86.57306°W / 40.44222; -86.57306
Country United States
State Indiana
County Carroll
Township Democrat
Elevation[1] 722 ft (220 m)
ZIP code 46065
FIPS code 18-62075[2]
GNIS feature ID 441601

Prince William is an unincorporated community in Democrat Township, Carroll County, Indiana.

Prince William was one of two initial villages when the township was organized in May 1835.[3] It was named for Prince William, Duke of Cumberland.[4] The Prince William post office was discontinued in 1881.[5]

Geography[edit]

Prince William is located at 40°26′32″N 86°34′23″W / 40.44222°N 86.57306°W / 40.44222; -86.57306.

Prince William, Indiana was founded in 1837 by Benjamin Ashba(Ashby). Prince William and Lexington were the major towns of Democrat Township until the 1870s.

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. ^ "Carroll County township histories". Roots Web. Archived from the original on 2007-09-11. Retrieved 2007-12-30. 
  4. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States (PDF). 
  5. ^ "Carroll County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 28 August 2014.