Mechanicsburg, Boone County, Indiana facts for kids

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Mechanicsburg
Unincorporated community
Boone County's location in Indiana
Boone County's location in Indiana
Country United States
State Indiana
County Boone
Township Washington
Elevation 883 ft (269 m)
ZIP code 46050
FIPS code 18-48150
GNIS feature ID 438956

Mechanicsburg is an unincorporated community in Washington Township, Boone County, Indiana.

History

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

Geography

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.

Culture

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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