Elkinsville, Indiana
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Elkinsville, Indiana
Elkinsville, Indiana
Brown County's location in Indiana
Brown County's location in Indiana
Elkinsville is located in Brown County, Indiana
Location in Brown County
Coordinates: 39°04?34?N 86°15?53?W / 39.07611°N 86.26472°W / 39.07611; -86.26472Coordinates: 39°04?34?N 86°15?53?W / 39.07611°N 86.26472°W / 39.07611; -86.26472
CountryUnited States
TownshipVan Buren
Founded byWilliam Elkins
Named forWilliam Elkins 1796-1880
Elevation581 ft (177 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 o Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)812 & 930
FIPS code18-20782[2]
GNIS feature ID450887

Elkinsville is an unincorporated community in Van Buren Township, Brown County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[3] It was once a thriving farming village, but was evacuated during the construction of nearby Lake Monroe Reservoir by eminent domain in 1964. All that remains of Elkinsville today are some private residences, the Elkinsville Cemetery, and post office. The area is part of Hoosier National Forest.


Elkinsville was founded in the 1850s.[4] It was named for William Elkins, a pioneer settler.[5] A post office was established at Elkinsville in 1860, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1941.[6] The town was acquired via eminent domain for the building of Lake Monroe Reservoir in 1964, but later it was discovered that a mistake in elevation estimates meant that the town would not be flooded.


Elkinsville is located at 39°04?34?N 86°15?53?W / 39.07611°N 86.26472°W / 39.07611; -86.26472.


  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved .
  2. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved .
  3. ^ "Elkinsville, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2020.
  4. ^ Blanchard, Charles (1884). Counties of Morgan, Monroe and Brown, Indiana: Historical and Biographical. F.A. Battey & Company. pp. 753.
  5. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 123. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. The village was named for William Elkins, first settler and founder.
  6. ^ "Brown County". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on 3 September 2014. Retrieved 2014.

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