Waverly, Indiana

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Waverly, Indiana
Waverly is located in Indiana
Waverly
Waverly
Waverly is located in the United States
Waverly
Waverly
Coordinates: 39°33′25″N 86°16′17″W / 39.55694°N 86.27139°W / 39.55694; -86.27139Coordinates: 39°33′25″N 86°16′17″W / 39.55694°N 86.27139°W / 39.55694; -86.27139
CountryUnited States
StateIndiana
CountyMorgan
TownshipHarrison
Elevation643 ft (196 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
46151
FIPS code18-81494[2]
GNIS feature ID445565

Waverly is an unincorporated community in Harrison Township, Morgan County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[3]

History[edit]

Waverly had its start about 1837 by the building of the canal through that territory.[4] At one time, Waverly was one of two sites in the running to become Indiana's state capital. A post office was established at Waverly in 1862, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1927.[5] Located alongside the White River, the Waverly community suffered severe flooding, most recently in 2008. Much of the area was then purchased by Morgan County for recreational purposes. Old Town Waverly Park[6] is now open on the original site of the village of Waverly. The Waverly Bank building has been retained and restored to act as a museum of sorts and a traditional arts area is available for demonstrations of blacksmithing, tinsmithing and other traditional arts. A paved, two mile riverwalk trail for pedestrian and bicycle use follows the river.

Geography[edit]

Waverly is located at 39°33′25″N 86°16′17″W / 39.55694°N 86.27139°W / 39.55694; -86.27139.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "Waverly, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2017-06-03.
  4. ^ Blanchard, Charles (1884). Counties of Morgan, Monroe and Brown, Indiana: Historical and Biographical. F.A. Battey & Company. pp. 135.
  5. ^ "Morgan County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved May 26, 2017.
  6. ^ "Old Town Waverly park".