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
Charlottesville
Charlottesville is located in the United States
Charlottesville
Charlottesville
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
StateIndiana
CountiesHancock, Rush
TownshipsJackson (H), Ripley (R)
Elevation942 ft (287 m)
Population
 (2012)
 • Total631
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
46117
Area code(s)765
FIPS code18-12196[2]
GNIS feature ID432430

HistoryEdit

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]

GeographyEdit

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

TransportationEdit

Major RoadsEdit

EducationEdit

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).

ReferencesEdit

  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.