Coal Creek, Indiana

Coal Creek is an unincorporated community in Wabash Township, Fountain County, Indiana, originally established as "Headley's Mills." According to Records of the U.S. Post Office Department, the name was changed by postmaster Samuel I. Snoddy to "Snoddy's Mills" on 24 October 1864, then changed again by postmaster John D. Orahood to "Coal Creek" on 11 July 1888.[3]

Coal Creek, Indiana
Fountain County's location in Indiana
Fountain County's location in Indiana
Coal Creek is located in Fountain County, Indiana
Coal Creek
Coal Creek
Coal Creek's location in Fountain County
Coordinates: 40°02′11″N 87°22′50″W / 40.03639°N 87.38056°W / 40.03639; -87.38056Coordinates: 40°02′11″N 87°22′50″W / 40.03639°N 87.38056°W / 40.03639; -87.38056
CountryUnited States
StateIndiana
CountyFountain
TownshipWabash
Elevation
633 ft (193 m)
ZIP code
47932
FIPS code18-13996[1]
GNIS feature ID432703[2]

The namesake body of water Coal Creek was so named from deposits of coal along its banks.[4]

GeographyEdit

Coal Creek is located at 40°02′11″N 87°22′50″W / 40.03639°N 87.38056°W / 40.03639; -87.38056.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Coal Creek, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-10.
  3. ^ Record of Appointment of Postmasters, 1832-1971. NARA Microfilm Publication, M841, 145 rolls. Records of the Post Office Department, Record Group Number 28. Washington, D.C.: National Archives.
  4. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 98. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. The stream received its name from a rich coal bank discovered near its mouth.