Youngstown, Indiana

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Youngstown
Unincorporated community
Vigo County's location in Indiana
Vigo County's location in Indiana
Youngstown is located in Vigo County, Indiana
Youngstown
Youngstown
location in Vigo County, Indiana
Coordinates: 39°21′44″N 87°22′56″W / 39.36222°N 87.38222°W / 39.36222; -87.38222Coordinates: 39°21′44″N 87°22′56″W / 39.36222°N 87.38222°W / 39.36222; -87.38222
Country  United States
State  Indiana
County Vigo County
Township Honey Creek Township
Elevation[1] 180 m (591 ft)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 47802
Area code(s) 812
GNIS feature ID 446419

Youngstown is an unincorporated community in southern Honey Creek Township, Vigo County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[2]

It is part of the Terre Haute metropolitan area.

History[edit]

Youngstown was subdivided and made a village on March 31, 1868, by Chauncey R. Carr. It was a station on the Evansville & Terre Haute Rail Road, about seven miles south of Terre Haute. George Planett built the first business house in 1868, when he was made the first postmaster. The post office ran until it was discontinued in 1912.[3] In 1890 the population was approximately 39.[4]

Geography[edit]

Youngstown is located at 39°21′44″N 87°22′56″W / 39.36222°N 87.38222°W / 39.36222; -87.38222 at an elevation of 591 feet.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved 2016-07-14. 
  2. ^ "Youngstown, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2010-06-24. 
  3. ^ "Vigo County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved July 14, 2016. 
  4. ^ Bradsby, H.C. (1891). History of Vigo County, Indiana, with Biographical Selections. Chicago: S. B. Nelson & Co. p. 480.