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
Smithville, Indiana is located in the US
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.