Ireland, Indiana facts for kids
|Elevation||472 ft (144 m)|
|Time zone||EST (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||436827|
The town was founded on land purchased from the United States government by John Stewart, a native of Ireland, on December 23, 1816. The town was once intended to be called American City, but changed to Ireland when the name was not approved by the post office department. The town was laid out by John Stewart's son James, and four others. The first town map is dated May 20, 1865, but had been a small village many years before that.
The Ireland post office has been in operation since 1853. Ireland's school system was absorbed by the Jasper school system in 1970.
On the night of February 28, 2017, an EF2 tornado associated with the February 28, 2017 tornado outbreak struck Ireland. Several homes were destroyed, however no injuries were reported.
Ireland is home of St. Mary's Church, a Roman Catholic church.
Ireland is located at Jasper on State Road 56 in the northeast portion of Madison Township., a few miles west of
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