Spencerville, Indiana

Spencerville is an unincorporated community located in Spencer Township, DeKalb County, Indiana, United States. The only covered bridge in DeKalb County is located in Spencerville.[3]

Spencerville
West portal of the Spencerville Covered Bridge
Spencerville
Spencerville
Coordinates: 41°16′59″N 84°55′19″W
CountryUnited States
StateIndiana
CountyDeKalb
TownshipSpencer
Elevation807 ft (246 m)
ZIP code
46788
FIPS code18-71990[2]
GNIS feature ID443944

History

The Spencerville post office was established in 1839.[4] Spencerville was named for John Spencer, relative of one of the founders.[5]

Geography

Spencerville is located at 41°16′59″N 84°55′19″W.

References

  1. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. "Spencerville Covered Bridge, DeKlab County, Indiana". Indiana County History Preservation Society. Retrieved 2009-02-04.
  4. "DeKalb County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 3 September 2014.
  5. 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. ...and named for John Spencer, brother-in-law of Reuben J. Dawson, who platted...


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