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Bretzville
Country United States
State Indiana
County Dubois
Township Jackson
Founded by William Bretz Jr.
Named for William Bretz Jr.
Elevation
568 ft (173 m)
Time zone UTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
47542
Area code(s) 812
FIPS code 18-07426
GNIS feature ID 431491

Bretzville is an unincorporated community in Jackson Township, Dubois County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.

Highway

  • Indiana 64.svg State Road 64
  • Indiana 162.svg State Road 162 "William A. Koch Memorial Highway"

History

Around the year 1850, William Bretz Sr. settled on the land. In 1866, his son, William Bretz Jr. mapped the land. The town was originally called New Town. When the townspeople wanted a post office, the government suggested the name be changed because it sounded like Newton, Indiana. The town was renamed Bretzville after its founder in June 1873. The post office was built in 1866, and was discontinued in 1915. In 1880, Bretzville's first school was started.

Bretzville Cemetery

The Bretzville Cemetery is located southeast of Bretzville at 38°17′36″N 86°51′27″W / 38.29333°N 86.8575°W / 38.29333; -86.8575

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