Slabtown, Indiana

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Slabtown
Slabtown is located in Indiana
Slabtown
Slabtown
Slabtown is located in the United States
Slabtown
Slabtown
Coordinates: 39°16′42″N 85°24′05″W / 39.27833°N 85.40139°W / 39.27833; -85.40139Coordinates: 39°16′42″N 85°24′05″W / 39.27833°N 85.40139°W / 39.27833; -85.40139
CountryUnited States
StateIndiana
CountyDecatur
TownshipMarion
Elevation978 ft (298 m)
ZIP code
47240
FIPS code18-70030[2]
GNIS feature ID443589

Slabtown is an unincorporated community in Marion Township, Decatur County, Indiana.

History[edit]

Slabs used to lay plank roads were manufactured here, hence the name.[3]

Geography[edit]

Slabtown is located at 39°16′42″N 85°24′05″W / 39.27833°N 85.40139°W / 39.27833; -85.40139.

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. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 303. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. Slabs, some of them used to build roads, were cut at the local sawmill...