Monday, June 20, 2011

Elizabethtown, Indiana

Exploring Indiana's Historic Sites, Markers & Museums - South Central Edition
Exploring Indiana's Historic Sites,
Markers & Museums
South Central Edition
Elizabethtown, Indiana
County - Bartholomew
Township - Sand Creek
Area Total - 0.3 sq mi
Elevation - 636 ft
Population (2010) - Total 504
ZIP codes - 47232, 47236
Area code(s) - 812
Elizabethtown, Indiana is about .75 miles from Indiana State Road 7 via East Legal Tender Road and about one mile from US Route 31 via County Road 475 South.
History
Platted in 1845, Elizabethtown derives its name from wife of the name of the town's founder, Thomas Branham.
Thomas Branham (Jul. 20, 1772 - Sep. 3, 1827)
The son of Tavener Branham and Elizabeth [Burbridge] Branham, Thomas was native to Spotsylvania County, Virginia. He married Elizabeth Herndon around 1800. The couple would have ten children. Sometime after they married the couple moved to Scott County, Kentucky. Elizabeth died in 1813. Thomas moved to Jefferson County, Indiana, where he met his second wife, Margaret Williams. He and Margaret would have five children. In the early 1820's the couple moved to Bartholomew County Indiana. He founded a settlement that he called Elizabethtown, Indiana, naming it after his first wife.

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