Greenville, Indiana

Greenville, Indiana

Greenville, Indiana History

County - Floyd
Township - Greenville
Area - 0.78 sq mi (2.02 km2)
Elevation - 827 ft (252 m)
Population (2010) - 595
Time zone - EST (UTC-5)
ZIP code - 47124
Area code - 812
FIPS code - 18-29844
GNIS feature ID - 0435458

Greenville, Indiana History
Andrew Mundle, a schoolteacher from Kentucky, and Benjamin Haines, a Pennslyvannia farmer and clockmaker, founded Greenville, Indiana in May of 1816 a little north of the Buffalo Trace with adjoining land they both owned. No one knows the reason the two men chose Greenville as the name of the new town.
The land was located in Clark County at the time. In 1819 Greenville was included in the newly formed Floyd County. It was originally intended to become the county seat of the new county until some leading citizens of New Albany, a town of similar size at the time, offered the county commissioners a city lot and a bell for the court house. New Albany thus became the new county seat.
Greenville had both the first school and the first post office in Floyd County. The school was of was was termed a "blab school." In this type of school the students typically read their lessons out loud, simulteanously. The school actually existed before the town.
Greenville, Indiana grew and eventually many businesses. In 1908 a devestating fire broke out and consumed most of the town. Greenville never did recover from this tragedy, becoming a bedroom community for residents working in nearby Louisville and New Albany.

Greenville Highways
US Route 150
Indiana State Road 335

Streams and Rivers
Indiana Creek

Stones Rest Inn Bed and Breakfast

Greenville Lodging

Greenville Shopping

Greenville Schools
Greenville Post Office
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