Scotland, Indiana

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Scotland, Indiana
Census-designated place
Scotland, Indiana.jpg
Scotland is located in Indiana
Scotland
Scotland
Scotland is located in the US
Scotland
Scotland
Coordinates: 38°54′46″N 86°54′14″W / 38.91278°N 86.90389°W / 38.91278; -86.90389Coordinates: 38°54′46″N 86°54′14″W / 38.91278°N 86.90389°W / 38.91278; -86.90389
Country United States
State Indiana
County Greene
Township Taylor
Area
 • Total 0.6 sq mi (1.5 km2)
 • Land 0.6 sq mi (1.5 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 610 ft (190 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 134
 • Density 233/sq mi (89.8/km2)
ZIP code 47424
FIPS code 18-68382[2]
GNIS feature ID 443134

Scotland is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Taylor Township, Greene County, Indiana, United States. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 134.[3]

The Scotland Hotel, a community landmark

History[edit]

The Scotland post office was established in 1837.[4] A majority of the early settlers were natives of the country of Scotland.[5]

The Scotland Hotel was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1993.[6]

Geography[edit]

Scotland is located in southern Greene County at 38°54′46″N 86°54′14″W / 38.91278°N 86.90389°W / 38.91278; -86.90389. The southern border of the CDP follows the Martin and Daviess county lines. State Roads 45 and 58 pass just north of the community and intersect U.S. Route 231 at Interstate 69 1 mile (1.6 km) west of the community. Owensburg is 10 miles (16 km) to the east, Bloomfield (the Greene County seat) is 9 miles (14 km) to the north, and Loogootee is 17 miles (27 km) to the south. I-69 leads northeast 33 miles (53 km) to Bloomington and southwest 28 miles (45 km) to Washington.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Scotland CDP has a total area of 0.58 square miles (1.5 km2), all of it land.[3] It is situated on high ground to the south of Doans Creek, a west-flowing tributary of the White River and part of the Wabash River watershed.

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): Scotland CDP, Indiana". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved December 5, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Greene County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 3 September 2014. 
  5. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 297. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. ...and other families from Scotland settled near one another here. 
  6. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.