Smithville, Monroe County, Indiana

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Smithville, Indiana
Unincorporated community
Smithville's Red Men fraternal lodge building
Smithville's Red Men fraternal lodge building
Smithville, Indiana is located in Indiana
Smithville, Indiana
Smithville, Indiana
Coordinates: 39°04′16″N 86°30′25″W / 39.07111°N 86.50694°W / 39.07111; -86.50694Coordinates: 39°04′16″N 86°30′25″W / 39.07111°N 86.50694°W / 39.07111; -86.50694
Country United States
State Indiana
County Monroe
Township Clear Creek
Elevation[1] 732 ft (223 m)
Time zone Eastern
ZIP code 47458
Area code(s) 812
FIPS code 18-70308[2]
GNIS feature ID 452083

Smithville is an unincorporated community in Clear Creek Township, Monroe County, Indiana.

History[edit]

Smithville was laid out in 1851 when the New Albany Railroad was extended to that point.[3][4] The community was named for George Smith, one of the founders.[5] A post office has been in operation at Smithville since 1854.[6]

Geography[edit]

Smithville is located at 39°04′16″N 86°30′25″W / 39.07111°N 86.50694°W / 39.07111; -86.50694.

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. ^ Blanchard, Charles (1884). Counties of Morgan, Monroe and Brown, Indiana: Historical and Biographical. F.A. Battey & Company. p. 525. 
  4. ^ History of Lawrence and Monroe Counties, Indiana: Their People, Industries, and Institutions. B.F. Bowen. 1914. p. 436. 
  5. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 304. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. ...and George Smith and named for Smith... 
  6. ^ "Monroe County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 5 September 2015.