Town of Zionsville Founded in 1852

Town of Zionsville Founded in 1852 (HM58I)

Location: Zionsville, IN 46077 Boone County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 57.079', W 86° 15.714'

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In the beautiful Eagle Creek valley of southeastern Boone County, a new town was planned on land owned by Elijah and Mary "Polly" Cross.

Convinced by Lebanon businessman William Zion, a director of the Lafayette & Indianapolis Railroad, the Crosses determined to locate it along the planned railway. When his wife declined his proposal to name the town Marysville in her honor, Cross asked Zion, who had joined him as proprietor of the town, to lend his name.

The site was surveyed and plaatted in 1851 by James Mullikin, Boone County surbeyor, and the Town of Zionsville was duly entered into the record by the proprietors on January 26, 1852.
HM NumberHM58I
Placed ByZionsville Historical Society
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Date Added Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 1:37am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 563049 N 4422614
Decimal Degrees39.95131667, -86.26190000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 57.079', W 86° 15.714'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 57' 4.74" N, 86° 15' 42.84" W
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Area Code(s)317
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1-61 S Main St, Zionsville IN 46077, US
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