Linnsburg, Indiana facts for kids

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Linnsburg
Unincorporated community
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Country United States
State Indiana
County Montgomery
Township Walnut
Elevation 840 ft (260 m)
GNIS feature ID 437967

Linnsburg, Indiana is a small unincorporated community in Montgomery County, Indiana just south of Mace. The town is a former whistle stop on the Monon branch and still has active rail service today from Nucor Steel to Avon.

History

Linnsburg was platted by Susan McMullen in 1870.

In the early hours of May 13, 1995 an F-2 tornado struck this small community and killed two people as they slept in their beds. There was no warning. The storm damaged portions of Nucor Steel, Walnut Township Elementary School, and several homes and farms. Police officers and fire fighters from all around the county converged on the scene and spent hours digging through the rubble for survivors. This was part of a series of tornadoes that struck the Midwest.

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