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Middlefork, Clinton County, Indiana

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Country  United States
County  Clinton
FIPS code  18-48960
Elevation  246 m
Local time  Tuesday 12:03 PM
State  Indiana
Township  Warren
GNIS feature ID  449695
Zip code  46041
Middlefork, Clinton County, Indiana
Weather  11°C, Wind N at 14 km/h, 66% Humidity

Middlefork is an unincorporated community in Warren Township, Clinton County, Indiana. It is named for the Middle Fork of Wildcat Creek which runs along the north side of the town.

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Map of Middlefork, IN 46041, USA

History

Middlefork was founded along the Michigan Road, an important early Indiana thoroughfare, but the site never gained a railroad line and remained a small social and business center for local residents. The town's first store was operated by William Sims, then by John Evans. Its first postmaster was John Purdum.

Several lodges and fraternal organization operated at Middlefork, including the Masons, Red Men, Odd Fellows, GAR and the Independent Order of Good Templars, the latter being dedicated to temperance work. The Templars "bought out the only saloon keeper in the place and emptied his stock of liquors into the street, after which there was no further sale of intoxicants in the village."

A post office was established at Middlefork (spelled Middle Fork in early years) in 1836, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1907.

Geography

Middlefork is located at 40°24′56″N 86°23′33″W.

References

Middlefork, Clinton County, Indiana Wikipedia


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