Raglesville, Indiana

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Raglesville, Indiana
Census-designated place
Raglesville is located in Indiana
Raglesville
Raglesville
Location in Indiana
Coordinates: 38°48′12″N 86°57′41″W / 38.80333°N 86.96139°W / 38.80333; -86.96139Coordinates: 38°48′12″N 86°57′41″W / 38.80333°N 86.96139°W / 38.80333; -86.96139
Country United States
State Indiana
County Daviess
Township Van Buren
Area
 • Total 0.8 sq mi (2.2 km2)
 • Land 0.8 sq mi (2.2 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation[1] 614 ft (187 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 141
ZIP code 47562
FIPS code 18-62712[2]
GNIS feature ID 441729

Raglesville is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Van Buren Township, Daviess County, Indiana, United States. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 141.[3]

History[edit]

Raglesville was laid out in 1837.[4] A post office was established at Raglesville in 1849, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1923.[5] John Ragle was the first postmaster.[6]

Geography[edit]

Raglesville is located in northeastern Daviess County at 38°48′12″N 86°57′41″W / 38.80333°N 86.96139°W / 38.80333; -86.96139. It is 4 miles (6 km) southeast of Odon and 21 miles (34 km) northeast of Washington, the county seat.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Raglesville CDP has an area of 0.85 square miles (2.2 km2), all of it land.[3]

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. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Raglesville CDP, Indiana". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved October 23, 2015. 
  4. ^ History of Knox and Daviess County, Indiana: From the Earliest Time to the Present. Goodspeed. 1886. p. 706. 
  5. ^ "Daviess County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 31 August 2014. 
  6. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 275. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. ...with John Ragle as postmaster...