St. Croix, Indiana

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St. Croix, Indiana
Unincorporated community
Holy Cross Catholic Church, a community landmark
Holy Cross Catholic Church, a community landmark
St. Croix is located in Indiana
St. Croix
St. Croix
St. Croix is located in the US
St. Croix
St. Croix
Coordinates: 38°13′26″N 86°35′11″W / 38.22389°N 86.58639°W / 38.22389; -86.58639Coordinates: 38°13′26″N 86°35′11″W / 38.22389°N 86.58639°W / 38.22389; -86.58639
CountryUnited States
StateIndiana
CountyPerry
TownshipOil
Elevation[1]728 ft (222 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code47576
Area code(s)812, 930
GNIS feature ID451415

St. Croix is an unincorporated community in northern Oil Township, Perry County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[2]

The community lies along on the western edge of the Hoosier National Forest, near the intersection of State Road 62, Interstate 64, and State Road 37, northeast of the city of Tell City, the county seat of Perry County.[3] Its elevation is 725 feet (221 m), and it is located at 38°13′26″N 86°35′11″W / 38.22389°N 86.58639°W / 38.22389; -86.58639 (38.2239489, -86.5863736). Main points of interest in St. Croix include Holy Cross Church, cemetery, and Church Hall as well as the Etienne Saw Mill and Bear Hollow Mulch. Although St. Croix is unincorporated, it had a post office, with the ZIP code of 47576.[4]

History[edit]

A colony of Catholics settled at St. Croix in 1849.[5] The community's namesake St. Croix (Holy Cross) church was founded in 1855.[6] A post office was established in St. Croix in 1880, but has since closed.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "St. Croix, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved July 22, 2017.
  3. ^ DeLorme. Indiana Atlas & Gazetteer. 3rd ed. Yarmouth: DeLorme, 2004, p. 62-63. ISBN 0-89933-319-2.
  4. ^ Zip Code Lookup
  5. ^ Hunt, Thomas James De la (1916). Perry County: A History. W.K. Stewart. p. 270.
  6. ^ History of Warrick, Spencer, and Perry Counties, Indiana : from the earliest time to the present. Goodspeeds. 1885. p. 727.
  7. ^ "Perry County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 2 October 2015.