Hollandsburg, Indiana facts for kids

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Hollandsburg
Unincorporated community
Parke County's location in Indiana
Parke County's location in Indiana
Country  United States
State  Indiana
County Parke County
Township Union Township
Elevation 226 m (741 ft)
ZIP code 47872
GNIS feature ID 449670

Hollandsburg or Hollandsburgh is an unincorporated community in Union Township, Parke County, Indiana, United States.

History

A post office was established at Hollandsburg in 1853, and remained in operation until 1902. The community was named for a Kentucky minister named Holland who was a personal friend of John Collings, who built the first residence.

Hollandsburg is the site of the 1977 St. Valentine's Day Massacre, in which four young men entered a trailer home and shot to death four brothers and wounded their mother. Roger Drollinger, a 24 year old habitual criminal, expected to go to prison the next day on a drug charge, and decided to commit a thrill killing while he still had the opportunity. Drollinger and his followers – Daniel Stonebraker, Michael Wright, and David Smith – were all found guilty of murder and sentenced to life in prison.

Roger Drollinger, then aged 60, died in prison on January 29, 2014.

Geography

Hollandsburg is located at Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:mw' not found. at an elevation of 741 feet.


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