Solsberry, Indiana

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Solsberry, Indiana
Unincorporated community
Solsberry, Indiana.jpg
Solsberry is located in Indiana
Solsberry
Solsberry
Solsberry is located in the US
Solsberry
Solsberry
Coordinates: 39°05′00″N 86°45′22″W / 39.08333°N 86.75611°W / 39.08333; -86.75611Coordinates: 39°05′00″N 86°45′22″W / 39.08333°N 86.75611°W / 39.08333; -86.75611
Country United States
State Indiana
County Greene
Township Beech Creek
Elevation[1] 778 ft (237 m)
ZIP code 47459
FIPS code 18-70506[2]
GNIS feature ID 443761

Solsberry is an unincorporated community in Beech Creek Township, Greene County, Indiana.


History[edit]

According to one source, Solsberry is likely a corruption of Salisbury, a city in England.[3] The Solsberry post office was established in 1851.[4] However, according to locals, the name Solsberry originates from one of the early settlers to the region, Solomon Wilkerson, who platted the town and is buried in the town cemetery.[5]

Geography[edit]

Solsberry is located at 39°05′00″N 86°45′22″W / 39.08333°N 86.75611°W / 39.08333; -86.75611.

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. 305. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. A likely origin is that Solsberry is a phonetic spelling of Salisbury, an English town name... 
  4. ^ "Greene County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 16 September 2014. 
  5. ^ "Solomon Wilkerson (1800 - 1875) - Find A Grave Memorial". Findagrave.com. Retrieved 15 June 2015.