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Cloverland
Unincorporated community
Cloverland, Indiana, along State Road 340
Cloverland, Indiana, along State Road 340
Country United States
State Indiana
County Clay
Township Posey
Elevation 607 ft (185 m)
ZIP code 47834
FIPS code 18-13888
GNIS feature ID 432691

Cloverland is an unincorporated community in Posey Township, Clay County, Indiana. It is part of the Terre Haute Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography

Cloverland is located at 39°30′05″N 87°13′53″W / 39.50139°N 87.23139°W / 39.50139; -87.23139, about six miles west of the county seat, Brazil, and less than one mile east of the Vigo-Clay line. Cloverland is within the humid continental climate zone. The terrain is gently rolling and includes a small brook.

History

The town was platted in 1834 as a speculative venture by Terre Haute doctor Charles Modesitt. The town grew steadily with several general stores, a carpentry shop, and several other ventures. With the construction of the railroad, business activity shifted to nearby Brazil, and the town's population dwindled. A post office was established at Cloverland in 1850, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1920. Today, a church, a commercial building, and cluster of houses are all that remain.


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