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Welcome to Andersonville ...

Andersonville is located in Franklin County<1>.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Andersonville, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1828.

Andersonville is 1,050 feet [320 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Andersonville lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Communities Also Named Andersonville ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are two Indiana communities named Andersonville: This one is located in Franklin County and the other is located in Delaware County.

Beyond Indiana, there are 16 communities that are also named Andersonville - they are located in Alabama, Colorado, Georgia (3), Kentucky, Michigan, Montana, New Brunswick, Ohio (2), South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Andersonville.

Communities near Andersonville ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Andersonville.

  • Connersville
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast)
  • Greensburg
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greensburg have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greensburg
    • Greensburg is located in Decatur County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,984 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greensburg <3>
  • Batesville
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the south)
  • Rushville
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest)
  • Brookville
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the east)
  • Saint Paul
    (18 miles [29 km] to the west)
  • Oldenburg
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oldenburg have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oldenburg
    • Oldenburg is located in Franklin County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 662 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oldenburg <3>
  • Laurel
    (5 miles [8 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laurel have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laurel
    • Laurel is located in Franklin County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 544 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Laurel <3>
  • New Point
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Point have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Point
    • New Point is located in Decatur County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 340 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Point <3>
  • Glenwood
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the north)

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Andersonville. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Andersonville.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Andersonville. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Andersonville.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Andersonville. See our Newspapers Page for Andersonville.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Andersonville ...

Looking for more information about Andersonville? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Andersonville, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Andersonville.

Adding Andersonville to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Andersonville in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Andersonville was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<5>

From that list, the Andersonville post office opened in 1828.

We also found Andersonville in the book titled U.S. Post Offices (Oct. 1846).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Andersonville.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Andersonville. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Indiana: https://www.in.gov

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Indiana's counties, including Franklin, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Andersonville - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<5>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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