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Eureka
Eureka, Indiana.jpg
Country United States
State Indiana
County Spencer
Township Luce
Elevation
390 ft (120 m)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
47635
Area code(s) 812
FIPS code 18-21592
GNIS feature ID 434247

Eureka is an unincorporated community in Luce Township, Spencer County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.

History

Eureka was laid out in 1858. A post office was established at Eureka in 1872, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1921. Tradition has it the community was so named after a pioneer exclaimed "Eureka!" when he came upon the site.

Geography

Eureka is located at 37°52′50″N 87°12′54″W / 37.88056°N 87.21500°W / 37.88056; -87.21500.

Climate

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Eureka has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.

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