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Burnett
Vigo County's location in Indiana
Vigo County's location in Indiana
Country United States
State Indiana
County Vigo
Township Otter Creek
Founded by Stephen Grover and Hanna Creal Burnett
Named for Same
Elevation
531 ft (162 m)
Time zone UTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
47805
Area code(s) 812
FIPS code 18-9298
GNIS feature ID 431848

Burnett is an unincorporated community in Otter Creek Township, Vigo County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.

It is part of the Terre Haute Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History

Seth B Melton
Dr. Seth B. Melton c. 1908

Burnett was founded by Stephen Grover Burnett and his wife Hanna Creal Burnett c. 1835. By 1890, it had an active post office and a practicing physician, Dr. Seth B. Melton.

The Burnett post office was established in 1870, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1934.

Geography

Burnett is located at 39°32′34″N 87°17′44″W / 39.54278°N 87.29556°W / 39.54278; -87.29556.

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