Victoria, Indiana

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For the community in Greene County, see Victoria, Greene County, Indiana.
Victoria
Unincorporated community
Victoria is located in Indiana
Victoria
Victoria
Victoria is located in the US
Victoria
Victoria
Coordinates: 38°00′19″N 87°21′31″W / 38.00528°N 87.35861°W / 38.00528; -87.35861Coordinates: 38°00′19″N 87°21′31″W / 38.00528°N 87.35861°W / 38.00528; -87.35861
Country United States
State Indiana
County Warrick
Township Boon
Elevation 421 ft (128 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 47630
Area code(s) 812

Victoria, Indiana is an unincorporated community in Boon Township, Warrick County, Indiana in the United States.[citation needed]

History[edit]

Victoria was first settled as a pioneer camp in the 18th century. In the 1950s, when coal mines began to appear in Southern Indiana, woodlands in that part of the county were replaced by vast strip mines. The mines were abandoned in 1977, when coal prices dropped and the resources were exhausted. The land lay unnoticed until Newburgh grew large enough to support suburbs. Several homes were built around the now water-filled strip mines. The homes received a boost in land value when Victoria National Golf Club was built by Tom Fazio in 1996.

Victoria National Golf Club is a 21st-ranked golf club, in the U.S, and No. 1 in Indiana. There is water on 14 golf holes, because the course was once an open strip mine. On July 1, 2012, Victoria inaugurated the United Leasing Championship, a tournament on the PGA's Nationwide Tour, garnering nationwide attention for the southwestern Indiana golf course.

Geography[edit]

Victoria is located at 38°00′19″N 87°21′31″W / 38.00528°N 87.35861°W / 38.00528; -87.35861.

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