Purcell, Indiana

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Unincorporated community
Purcell is located in Indiana
Purcell is located in the US
Coordinates: 38°35′44″N 87°31′09″W / 38.59556°N 87.51917°W / 38.59556; -87.51917Coordinates: 38°35′44″N 87°31′09″W / 38.59556°N 87.51917°W / 38.59556; -87.51917
Country United States
State Indiana
County Knox
Township Johnson
Elevation[1] 433 ft (132 m)
ZIP code 47591
FIPS code 18-62370[2]
GNIS feature ID 449714

Purcell is an unincorporated community in Johnson Township, Knox County, Indiana.


A post office was established as Purcell's in 1871, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1901.[3] The community was named for Andrew Purcell, the original owner of the town site.[4]


Purcell is located at 38°35′44″N 87°31′09″W / 38.59556°N 87.51917°W / 38.59556; -87.51917.


  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. ^ "Knox County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 25 November 2014. 
  4. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 273. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. ...named for Andrew Purcell, on whose farm a railroad station was located.