Edwardsville, Indiana

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Edwardsville
Unincorporated community
Edwardsville is located in Indiana
Edwardsville
Edwardsville
Coordinates: 38°17′03″N 85°54′34″W / 38.28417°N 85.90944°W / 38.28417; -85.90944Coordinates: 38°17′03″N 85°54′34″W / 38.28417°N 85.90944°W / 38.28417; -85.90944
CountryUnited States
StateIndiana
CountyFloyd
TownshipGeorgetown
Elevation912 ft (278 m)
ZIP code47122
FIPS code18-20476[1]
GNIS feature ID434034[2]
 
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Edwardsville
Unincorporated community
Edwardsville is located in Indiana
Edwardsville
Edwardsville
Coordinates: 38°17′03″N 85°54′34″W / 38.28417°N 85.90944°W / 38.28417; -85.90944Coordinates: 38°17′03″N 85°54′34″W / 38.28417°N 85.90944°W / 38.28417; -85.90944
CountryUnited States
StateIndiana
CountyFloyd
TownshipGeorgetown
Elevation912 ft (278 m)
ZIP code47122
FIPS code18-20476[1]
GNIS feature ID434034[2]

Edwardsville is an unincorporated community in Georgetown Township, Floyd County, Indiana. The Duncan Tunnel is located at Edwardsville.

History[edit]

Edwardsville was platted in 1853 by Henry H. Edwards, and named for him.[3] A post office was established at Edwardsville in 1858, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1905.[4]

Geography[edit]

Edwardsville is located at 38°17′03″N 85°54′34″W / 38.28417°N 85.90944°W / 38.28417; -85.90944.

Geology[edit]

The Edwardsville Formation is a geological structure in the Borden Group, of the Lower Mississippian sub system,[5] (Osagean, late Tournaisian). Crinoids fossils can be found in the formation.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "Edwardsville, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-17. 
  3. ^ History of the Ohio Falls Cities and Their Counties: Precincts of Jefferson County, Ky. General histories of Clark and Floyd counties, Ind. New Albany and Floyd County. Clark County and Jeffersonville. L. A. Williams & Company. 1882. p. 273. 
  4. ^ "Floyd County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 5 September 2014. 
  5. ^ Edwardsville Formation at the Indiana Geological Survey
  6. ^ Crinoids from the Edwardsville Formation (Lower Mississippian) of Southern Indiana. William I. Ausich and N. Gary Lane, Journal of Paleontology, November 1982, Volume 56, Number 6, pages 1343-1361 (abstract)