Ellsworth, Indiana facts for kids

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Ghost town
Country United States
State Indiana
County Dubois
Township Hall
Elevation 535 ft (163 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 47527
Area code(s) 812
GNIS feature ID 450890

Ellsworth was a former town that was located in Hall Township, Dubois County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.

The community was made extinct when the Patoka Reservoir was built in 1978. It now currently lies underwater beneath the lake.


Ellsworth was platted in 1885. It is named for James M. Ellis, a landowner.

A post office was established at Ellsworth in 1878, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1916.


Ellsworth was located at 38°25′40″N 86°43′06″W / 38.42778°N 86.71833°W / 38.42778; -86.71833.

Even though Ellsworth no longer exists, it is still cited by the USGS.

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