Friday, October 21, 2016

Borden, Indiana

Exploring Indiana's Historic Sites, Markers & Museums - South East Edition
Exploring Indiana's Historic Sites,
Markers & Museums
 South East Edition
Borden, Indiana
County - Clark
Area - Total 1.1 sq mi
Elevation 561 ft
Population (2000) - Total 818
ZIP code 47106
Area code(s) 812

Borden is located on the northwest corner of Clark County on Indiana State Road 60. The town is about thirteen miles west of Sellersburg, Indiana. It is on the CSX Railroad line as it passes from New Albany Indiana to Salem Indiana. It is located in the northwest corner of Clark County.
History
Rhode Island native John Borden founded the town, which he called New Providence, in 1816. His son, William H. Borden, opened the Borden Institute in Borden in 1884. For more information on the Borden Institute, see the historical marker's text. The town renamed itself unofficial to Borden in honor of William H. Borden, who had been a main benefactor in the area. On December 29, 1994, the town officially changed the name from New Providence to Borden.
Borden, Indiana is located about six miles west of Deam Lake, which is accessed from Indiana State Road 60 via Waggoner Road.
For dining, lodging and other information in Borden, contact:

Borden, Indiana
125 West Street
Mailing address: P.O. Box 125
812-967-2234
townhall@bordenindiana.com

Events
Borden Valley Days Festival
Attractions
Deam Lake
Borden Park
Huber Orchard and Winery
Borden Historical Markers
Borden Institute Site

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