Steam Corner, Indiana

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Steam Corner, Indiana
Unincorporated community
Fountain County's location in Indiana
Fountain County's location in Indiana
Steam Corner is located in Fountain County, Indiana
Steam Corner
Steam Corner
Steam Corner's location in Fountain County
Coordinates: 40°02′34″N 87°14′36″W / 40.04278°N 87.24333°W / 40.04278; -87.24333Coordinates: 40°02′34″N 87°14′36″W / 40.04278°N 87.24333°W / 40.04278; -87.24333
Country United States
State Indiana
County Fountain
Township Millcreek
Elevation[1] 686 ft (209 m)
ZIP code 47987
FIPS code 18-72836[2]
GNIS feature ID 444103

Steam Corner is a small unincorporated settlement in Millcreek Township, Fountain County, Indiana.


A post office was established at Steam Corner in 1851, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1904.[3] Steam Mill was named from the presence of a steam-powered mill.[4]

In the 1880s the Chicago and Great Southern Railway completed a north/south rail line through Fountain County which ran from Clay and Vigo counties in the south to Newton County and Kankakee County, Illinois in the north. Steam Corner, also known as Long Siding Station, became a stop along this railroad between stations at Veedersburg and Yeddo. The rail line was later operated by the Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railroad and ultimately the Chicago, Attica and Southern Railroad, which ran the line until its closure in the 1940s.[citation needed]


Steam Corner is notable in its area as the site of flea markets, exhibitions and festivals. The Steam Corner Flea Market began in 1970 as a yard sale by residents Don and Ruth Staggs and grew over many years; the site now hosts several annual events, including two antique power shows with flea markets, an Independence Day festival, and two weeks of events during Parke County's Covered Bridge Festival.

Steam Corner has a Country Kitchen restaurant and concession stands owned by the Flea Market, open during events. Camping is also available.


Steam Corner is located at 40°02′34″N 87°14′36″W / 40.04278°N 87.24333°W / 40.04278; -87.24333, at the intersection of U.S. Route 41 and State Road 32 in Mill Creek Township, about five miles south of Veedersburg. Prairie Creek begins northeast of Steam Corner and flows west to Coal Creek near the Wabash River.


  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. ^ "Fountain County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 7 September 2014. 
  4. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 311. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. A local steam sawmill gave the village its name. 

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