Upton, Indiana facts for kids
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|Elevation||377 ft (115 m)|
|Area code(s)||812, 930|
|GNIS feature ID||445176|
Upton is an unincorporated community in western Black Township, Posey County, Indiana, United States. It is located about 5 miles northwest of the city of Mt. Vernon, the county seat of Posey County. Its elevation is 377 feet (146 m).
Upton contained a post office between 1878 and 1904. The community was named for a settler who lived near the train depot.
Train wreck of 1905
Five persons were killed including an engineer and eight others injured in a head-on crash between two freight trains on the former L & N railroad just outside the settlement of Upton on July 15, 1905. According to reports, a train dispatcher mistook the number of each train and after realizing that an error was made, contacted the operator via telephone in Upton to warn of the mistake. A hastily summoned group attempted to flag each train, unfortunately before they could reach the tracks, the collision had already occurred.
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