Zelma, Indiana

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Unincorporated community
Zelma is located in Indiana
Zelma is located in the US
Coordinates: 38°56′02″N 86°18′07″W / 38.93389°N 86.30194°W / 38.93389; -86.30194Coordinates: 38°56′02″N 86°18′07″W / 38.93389°N 86.30194°W / 38.93389; -86.30194
Country United States
State Indiana
County Lawrence
Township Pleasant Run
Elevation[1] 850 ft (260 m)
ZIP code 47436
FIPS code 18-86336[2]
GNIS feature ID 451653

Zelma is an unincorporated community in Pleasant Run Township, Lawrence County, Indiana.


Zelma was platted on May 23, 1890, by Stephen and James Fountain.[3] Its name honors Zelma Fountain, daughter of a settler.[4]


Zelma is located at 38°56′02″N 86°18′07″W / 38.93389°N 86.30194°W / 38.93389; -86.30194.


  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. ^ History of Lawrence and Monroe Counties Indiana. Indianapolis: B. F. Bowen and Company. 1914. p. 206. Retrieved 2013-05-02. 
  4. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 357. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. ...named for Zelma Fountain, one of Stephen Fountain's daughters.