Saint Meinrad, Indiana

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Saint Meinrad
Census-designated place
St Meinrad Archabbey
St Meinrad Archabbey
Saint Meinrad is located in Indiana
Saint Meinrad
Saint Meinrad
Coordinates: 38°10′16″N 86°48′33″W / 38.17111°N 86.80917°W / 38.17111; -86.80917Coordinates: 38°10′16″N 86°48′33″W / 38.17111°N 86.80917°W / 38.17111; -86.80917
Country United States
State Indiana
County Spencer
Township Harrison
Elevation[1] 443 ft (135 m)
ZIP code 47577
Area code(s) 812
FIPS code 18-67176[2]
GNIS feature ID 442728

Saint Meinrad is an unincorporated census-designated place in Harrison Township, Spencer County, Indiana, along the Anderson River and just off Interstate 64.[3] It is home to the St. Meinrad Archabbey. It is situated about 55 miles east of Evansville. Because of the archabbey, St. Meinrad, along with Harrison Township, lies within the Archdiocese of Indianapolis instead of the much closer Diocese of Evansville, in which lies the rest of Spencer County.

History[edit]

Saint Meinrad was laid out in 1861, and named after the local St. Meinrad Archabbey.[4] A post office has been in operation at Saint Meinrad since 1862.[5]

Geography[edit]

St. Meinrad is located at geographical coordinates 38° 10′ 19″ North, 86° 48′ 34″ West (38.172039, -86.809464).

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. ^ "Saint Meinrad, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2016-07-09. 
  4. ^ History of Warrick, Spencer, and Perry Counties, Indiana: From the Earliest Time to the Present. Goodspeed. 1885. p. 371. 
  5. ^ "Spencer County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 4 October 2015. 

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