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Fairbanks
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Sullivan County's location in Indiana
Sullivan County's location in Indiana
Country United States
State Indiana
County Sullivan
Township Fairbanks
Elevation
558 ft (170 m)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
47849
Area code(s) 812
FIPS code 18-22180
GNIS feature ID 434287

Fairbanks is an unincorporated community in Fairbanks Township, Sullivan County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.

The community is part of the Terre Haute Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History

Fairbanks was named after Sgt. Nathan Fairbanks, who was killed in September 1812 when his platoon of 12 soldiers was ambushed by a group of Indians just outside the town. The Fairbanks post office has been in operation since 1878.

Geography

Fairbanks is located at 39°13′10″N 87°31′20″W / 39.21944°N 87.52222°W / 39.21944; -87.52222. It is shown on the Fairbanks United States Geological Survey 7½° quadrangle.

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