Spearsville, Indiana

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Spearsville
Unincorporated community
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Brown County's location in Indiana
Brown County's location in Indiana
Spearsville is located in Brown County, Indiana
Spearsville
Spearsville
Location in Brown County
Coordinates: 39°19′50″N 86°11′47″W / 39.33056°N 86.19639°W / 39.33056; -86.19639Coordinates: 39°19′50″N 86°11′47″W / 39.33056°N 86.19639°W / 39.33056; -86.19639
Country United States
State Indiana
County Brown
Township Hamblen
Elevation[1] 965 ft (294 m)
ZIP code 46160
FIPS code 18-71792[2]
GNIS feature ID 443925

Spearsville is an unincorporated community in Hamblen Township, Brown County, Indiana.

History[edit]

Spearsville was founded in about 1835.[3] It was named for its founder, William Spears.[4] A post office was established at Spearsville in 1855, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1907.[5]

Geography[edit]

Spearsville is located at 39°19′50″N 86°11′47″W / 39.33056°N 86.19639°W / 39.33056; -86.19639.

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. 744. 
  4. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 308. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. ...by William Spears, and named for him. 
  5. ^ "Brown County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 28 August 2014.