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Mechanicsburg, Boone County, Indiana is located in Boone County, Indiana
Mechanicsburg, Boone County, Indiana
Mechanicsburg, Boone County, Indiana
Location in Boone County, Indiana
Country United States
State Indiana
County Boone
Township Washington
883 ft (269 m)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 765
FIPS code 18-48150
GNIS feature ID 438956

Mechanicsburg is an unincorporated community in Washington Township, Boone County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.


Mechanicsburg was laid out in 1835. Many of the pioneer settlers were skilled mechanics, hence the name.


Mechanicsburg is located at 40°09′35″N 86°28′52″W / 40.15972°N 86.48111°W / 40.15972; -86.48111.

The town straddles Sugar Creek, where Indiana State Road 39 crosses the stream. About two thirds of the residences, and the town's only church, are south of the stream. There was a second bridge over Sugar Creek, which carried Burg Street, but this was demolished sometime between 1980 and 2000.


Mechanicsburg has one of the few remaining operational drive-in theaters, Mel's Drive-in (formerly the Lebanon-Frankfort Drive-in Theater).

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