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Banta, Indiana
Banta, Indiana is located in Indiana
Banta, Indiana
Banta, Indiana
Location in Indiana
Banta, Indiana is located in the United States
Banta, Indiana
Banta, Indiana
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Indiana
County Johnson, Morgan
Township White River, Harrison
774 ft (236 m)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
FIPS code 18-03322
GNIS feature ID 430477

Banta is an unincorporated community in Johnson and Morgan counties, in the U.S. state of Indiana.


A post office was established at Banta in 1883, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1904. Banta was named for David Demaree Banta (1833-1896), a Johnson County historian and judge. Prior to 1883, it was called Dresslarsville.

David Banta was a trustee of the Indiana University in Bloomington, and was the first dean of its law school, now the Maurer School of Law. He served from 1889 until his death in 1896.

His elder son George founded the Banta Corporation in 1901 in Menasha, Wisconsin.

As of 2016, Marion Brown is the Mayor with Lin Hunt serving as Deputy Mayor.


Banta is located at 39°31′26″N 86°15′01″W / 39.52389°N 86.25028°W / 39.52389; -86.25028, at an elevation of 774 feet (236 m) above sea level.

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