Saline City, Indiana

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Saline City
Unincorporated community
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Saline City is located in Clay County, Indiana
Saline City
Saline City
Location in Clay County
Coordinates: 39°21′55″N 87°07′56″W / 39.36528°N 87.13222°W / 39.36528; -87.13222Coordinates: 39°21′55″N 87°07′56″W / 39.36528°N 87.13222°W / 39.36528; -87.13222
Country United States
State Indiana
County Clay
Township Sugar Ridge
Elevation[1] 571 ft (174 m)
ZIP code 47840
FIPS code 18-67518[2]
GNIS feature ID 442932

Saline City is an unincorporated community in Sugar Ridge Township, Clay County, Indiana. It is part of the Terre Haute Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Saline City had its start by the building of the railroad through that territory.[3] A post office was established at Saline City in 1872, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1951.[4] Saline likely refers to a mineral lick.[5]


Saline City is located at 39°21′55″N 87°07′56″W / 39.36528°N 87.13222°W / 39.36528; -87.13222.


  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. ^ Blanchard, Charles (1884). Counties of Clay and Owen, Indiana: Historical and Biographical. F.A. Battey & Company. p. 267. 
  4. ^ "Clay County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 30 August 2014. 
  5. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 292. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. ...supposedly for a salt lick here in pioneer days.