Burnett, Indiana

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Burnett, Indiana
Vigo County's location in Indiana
Vigo County's location in Indiana
Burnett is located in Vigo County, Indiana
Coordinates: 39°32′34″N 87°17′44″W / 39.54278°N 87.29556°W / 39.54278; -87.29556Coordinates: 39°32′34″N 87°17′44″W / 39.54278°N 87.29556°W / 39.54278; -87.29556
CountryUnited States
TownshipOtter Creek
Founded byStephen Grover and Hanna Creal Burnett
Named forSame
Elevation528 ft (161 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)812, 930
FIPS code18-9298[2]
GNIS feature ID431848

Burnett is an unincorporated community in Otter Creek Township, Vigo County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[3]

It is part of the Terre Haute Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Burnett was founded by Stephen Grover Burnett and his wife Hanna Creal Burnett c. 1835. By 1890, it had an active post office and a practicing physician, Dr. Seth B. Melton.[4] The post office at Burnett was established in 1870, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1934.[5]


Burnett is located at 39°32′34″N 87°17′44″W / 39.54278°N 87.29556°W / 39.54278; -87.29556.


  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved 2016-07-14.
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "Burnett, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved August 11, 2017.
  4. ^ Bradsby, H.C. (1891). History of Vigo County, Indiana, with Biographical Selections. Chicago: S. B. Nelson & Co. p. 479.
  5. ^ "Vigo County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved December 21, 2016.