Spelterville, Indiana

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Spelterville, Indiana
Vigo County's location in Indiana
Vigo County's location in Indiana
Spelterville is located in Vigo County, Indiana
Spelterville
Spelterville
location in Vigo County, Indiana
Coordinates: 39°31′40″N 87°23′54″W / 39.52778°N 87.39833°W / 39.52778; -87.39833Coordinates: 39°31′40″N 87°23′54″W / 39.52778°N 87.39833°W / 39.52778; -87.39833
CountryUnited States
StateIndiana
CountyVigo
TownshipOtter Creek
Elevation512 ft (156 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
47805
Area code(s)812, 930
GNIS feature ID443933

Spelterville is an unincorporated community in southwestern Otter Creek Township, Vigo County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[2]

It is part of the Terre Haute metropolitan area.

History[edit]

A post office was established at Spelterville in 1920, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1934.[3] The community was named after the mineral spelter, which was once manufactured in the town.[4]

Geography[edit]

Spelterville is located at 39°31′40″N 87°23′54″W / 39.52778°N 87.39833°W / 39.52778; -87.39833 at an elevation of 512 feet.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved 2016-07-14.
  2. ^ "Spelterville, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved August 7, 2017.
  3. ^ "Vigo County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved July 14, 2016.
  4. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 308. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. ...named for spelter (zinc), once manufactured here.