Monday, April 29, 2013

Birdseye, Indiana

Birdseye, Indiana

County - Dubois
Township - Jefferson
Area - Total - 0.64 sq mi (1.66 km2)
Elevation - 722 ft (220 m)
Population - 416
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
ZIP code - 47513
Area code(s) - 812

Birdseye History
Platted in 1880, local legend attributes the name Birdseye to Reverand "Bird" Johnson who is said to have said, "This suits the Bird's eye," in favor of a site for the proposed post office. A train depot to serve passenger service, was built in 1882. Two stone pillars, east of Oak Street, are all that remain of the depot. The stone jail, which still stands, is built from local stone in 1885. By the early 1900's ,making sorghum was an important part of the local economy. Birdseye High School, built in 1898, was called the Red Birds.

Birdseye Highways
Indiana State Road 164
Indiana State Road 145

Birdseye Railroads
Norfolk Southern


Birdseye Post Office

Birdseye, Indiana Schools

Birdseye Restaurants


Birdseye Lodging
Birdseye Shopping

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