Charlottesville, Indiana

Charlottesville is an unincorporated community in Hancock and Rush counties in the U.S. state of Indiana.[3] The Hancock County portion is in Jackson Township, while the Rush County portion is in Ripley Township.[4]

Charlottesville, Indiana
Charlottesville Friends Church
Charlottesville Friends Church
Charlottesville is located in Indiana
Charlottesville is located in the United States
Coordinates: 39°47′25″N 85°36′46″W / 39.79028°N 85.61278°W / 39.79028; -85.61278Coordinates: 39°47′25″N 85°36′46″W / 39.79028°N 85.61278°W / 39.79028; -85.61278
CountryUnited States
CountiesHancock, Rush
TownshipsJackson (H), Ripley (R)
Elevation942 ft (287 m)
 • Total631
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)765
FIPS code18-12196[2]
GNIS feature ID432430


Charlottesville was laid out and platted in 1830.[5] The community's name most likely was a transfer from Charlottesville, Virginia.[6] It was for a time incorporated as a town, from 1867.[7]

The Charlottesville post office has been in operation since 1831.[8]


Charlottesville is located at 39°47′25″N 85°36′46″W / 39.79028°N 85.61278°W / 39.79028; -85.61278.


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Eastern Hancock Community School Corporation services the towns of Charlottesville, Wilkinson, Shirley, Warrington, and surrounding areas in eastern Hancock County. It consists of one elementary school (Grades K - 5), one middle school (Grades 6 - 8), and one high school (Grades 9 - 12).


  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved 2017-02-25.
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "Charlottesville, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-10.
  4. ^ Rush County: Interim Report. Indiana Historic Sites and Structures Inventory. Indianapolis: Indiana Landmarks, 1988, 20.
  5. ^ Binford, John H. (1882). History of Hancock County, Indiana: From Its Earliest Settlement by the "pale Face," in 1818, Down to 1882. King & Binford. pp. 245.
  6. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 92. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. ...probably named for Charlottesville, Virginia...
  7. ^ Richman, George J. (1916). History of Hancock County, Indiana: Its People, Industries and Institutions. Wm. Mitchell Printing Company. pp. 720.
  8. ^ "Hancock County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved February 25, 2017.