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Elkinsville, Indiana
Brown County's location in Indiana
Brown County's location in Indiana
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Coordinates: 39°04′34″N 86°15′53″W / 39.07611°N 86.26472°W / 39.07611; -86.26472Coordinates: 39°04′34″N 86°15′53″W / 39.07611°N 86.26472°W / 39.07611; -86.26472
Country United States
State Indiana
County Brown
Township Van Buren
Founded by William Elkins
Named for William Elkins 1796-1880
Elevation
581 ft (177 m)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
47448
Area code(s) 812 & 930
FIPS code 18-20782
GNIS feature ID 450887

Elkinsville is an unincorporated community in Van Buren Township, Brown County, in the U.S. state of Indiana. It was once a thriving farming village, but was evacuated during the construction of nearby Lake Monroe Reservoir by eminent domain in 1964. All that remains of Elkinsville today are some private residences, the Elkinsville Cemetery, and post office. The area is part of Hoosier National Forest.

History

Elkinsville was founded in the 1850s. It was named for William Elkins, a pioneer settler. A post office was established at Elkinsville in 1860, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1941.

Geography

Elkinsville is located at 39°04′34″N 86°15′53″W / 39.07611°N 86.26472°W / 39.07611; -86.26472.

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