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Fayetteville
Unincorporated community
Country United States
State Indiana
County Lawrence
Township Indian Creek
Elevation 610 ft (190 m)
ZIP code 47421
FIPS code 18-22900
GNIS feature ID 450908

Fayetteville is an unincorporated community in Indian Creek Township, Lawrence County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.

History

Fayetteville was platted on February 6, 1838 by Ezra Kern. The community was likely named in honor of John Fayette, a pioneer. In 1874, Fayetteville was expanded by Ezra's grandson, Noah. A post office was established at Fayetteville in 1846, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1907.

The area experienced its strongest tornado on March 8, 2009. A confirmed EF3 tornado touched down in Fayetteville, destroying three houses and damaging at least 19 others. Several barns and other structures were also damaged or destroyed.

Geography

Fayetteville is located at 38°51′39″N 86°35′43″W / 38.86083°N 86.59528°W / 38.86083; -86.59528.


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