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Andersonville, Indiana
Unincorporated community
Andersonville Christian Church
Andersonville Christian Church
Country  United States
State  Indiana
County Franklin County
Township Posey Township
Elevation 320 m (1,050 ft)
ZIP code 47024
GNIS feature ID 0430167

Andersonville is an unincorporated community in Posey Township in the northwest corner of Franklin County, Indiana, United States.

History

Andersonville, originally known as Ceylon, was laid out in 1837 by Fletcher Tevis. It was renamed in 1849 after Thomas Anderson, a tavern owner. In 1915, Andersonville had about 350 inhabitants.

Geography

Andersonville is located at 39°29′51″N 85°17′20″W / 39.4975°N 85.28889°W / 39.4975; -85.28889 at an elevation of 1050 feet. It lies at the intersection of U.S. Route 52 and the east end of Indiana State Road 244; this forms an acute angle, and the named streets run north and south in the triangle thus formed.


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