Carwood, Indiana

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Carwood
Clark County's location in Indiana
Clark County's location in Indiana
Carwood is located in Clark County, Indiana
Carwood
Carwood
Location in Clark County
Coordinates: 38°26′54″N 85°51′50″W / 38.44833°N 85.86389°W / 38.44833; -85.86389Coordinates: 38°26′54″N 85°51′50″W / 38.44833°N 85.86389°W / 38.44833; -85.86389
CountryUnited States
StateIndiana
CountyClark
TownshipCarr
Elevation
499 ft (152 m)
ZIP code
47106
FIPS code18-10630[1]
GNIS feature ID432202[2]

Carwood is an unincorporated community in Carr Township, Clark County, Indiana.

History[edit]

It was previously known as Muddyfork or Muddy Fork after the stream that flows through the town;[3] the post office was established as Muddy Fork in 1858.[4] The post office was renamed Carwood in 1902, and it was discontinued in 1933.[5] Carwood was likely named for John Carr, a pioneer settler.[6]

Geography[edit]

Carwood is located at 38°26′54″N 85°51′50″W / 38.44833°N 85.86389°W / 38.44833; -85.86389.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "Carwood, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-10.
  3. ^ Andreas, Alfred Theodore (1876). "Clark County". Illustrated Historical Atlas of the State of Indiana. Chicago: Baskin, Forster & Company.
  4. ^ "Clark County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 30 August 2014.
  5. ^ "Clark County". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on 3 September 2014. Retrieved 30 August 2014.
  6. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 88. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. ...supposedly a coined name honoring General John Carr, an early settler...