Elkinsville

Name:

Elkinsville

County:

Brown

Zip Code:

47448

Latitude / Longitude:

39°04′34″N 86°15′53″W / 39.07611°N 86.26472°W / 39.07611 -86.26472

Elevation:

577 ft (176 m)

Time Zone:

Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)

Comments:

Elkinsville is an unincorporated community in Van Buren Township, Brown County, Indiana, United States.

Remains:

It was once a thriving farming village, but was evacuated during the construction of nearby Lake Monroe Reservoir by eminent domain in 1964.

Established:

 

Disestablished:

 

Current Status:

All that remains of Elkinsville today are some private residences, the Elkinsville Cemetery, and post office. The area is part of Hoosier National Forest.

Remarks:

Elkinsville was founded in the 1850s. It was named for William Elkins, a pioneer settler. A post office was established at Elkinsville in 1860, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1941.

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