Walesboro, Indiana

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Walesboro
Unincorporated community
Bartholomew County's location in Indiana
Bartholomew County's location in Indiana
Walesboro is located in Bartholomew County, Indiana
Walesboro
Walesboro
Location in Bartholomew County
Coordinates: 39°08′43″N 85°54′52″W / 39.14528°N 85.91444°W / 39.14528; -85.91444Coordinates: 39°08′43″N 85°54′52″W / 39.14528°N 85.91444°W / 39.14528; -85.91444
Country United States
State Indiana
County Bartholomew
Township Wayne
Elevation[1] 610 ft (190 m)
ZIP code 47201
GNIS feature ID 445368

Walesboro is an unincorporated community in Wayne Township, Bartholomew County, Indiana.

History[edit]

A post office was established at Walesboro (also spelled historically Wailesborough and Wailesboro) in 1852, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1907.[2] The community was named for its founder, John P. Wales.[3]

Geography[edit]

Walesboro is located at 39°08′43″N 85°54′52″W / 39.14528°N 85.91444°W / 39.14528; -85.91444.

The community is located on Indiana State Road 11 and is three miles east of Interstate 65.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "Bartholomew County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 27 August 2014. 
  3. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 337. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. ...by John P. Wales and named for his family.