Waverly, Indiana

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Waverly, Indiana
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Coordinates: 39°33′25″N86°16′17″W / 39.55694°N 86.27139°W / 39.55694; -86.27139 Coordinates: 39°33′25″N86°16′17″W / 39.55694°N 86.27139°W / 39.55694; -86.27139
Country United States
State Indiana
County Morgan
Township Harrison
Elevation
[1]
643 ft (196 m)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
  Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
46151
FIPS code 18-81494 [2]
GNIS feature ID 445565

Waverly is an unincorporated community in Harrison Township, Morgan County, in the U.S. state of Indiana. [3]

Unincorporated area Region of land not governed by own local government

In law, an unincorporated area is a region of land that is not governed by a local municipal corporation; similarly an unincorporated community is a settlement that is not governed by its own local municipal corporation, but rather is administered as part of larger administrative divisions, such as a township, parish, borough, county, city, canton, state, province or country. Occasionally, municipalities dissolve or disincorporate, which may happen if they become fiscally insolvent, and services become the responsibility of a higher administration. Widespread unincorporated communities and areas are a distinguishing feature of the United States and Canada. In most other countries of the world, there are either no unincorporated areas at all, or these are very rare; typically remote, outlying, sparsely populated or uninhabited areas.

Harrison Township, Morgan County, Indiana Township in Indiana, United States

Harrison Township is one of fourteen townships in Morgan County, Indiana, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 1,522 and it contained 625 housing units.

Morgan County, Indiana County in the United States

Morgan County is a county in the U.S. state of Indiana. As of 2010, the population was 68,894. The county seat is Martinsville.

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History

Waverly had its start about 1837 by the building of the canal through that territory. [4] At one time, Waverly was one of two sites in the running to become Indiana's state capital. A post office was established at Waverly in 1862, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1927. [5] Located alongside the White River, the Waverly community suffered severe flooding, most recently in 2008. Much of the area was then purchased by Morgan County for recreational purposes. Old Town Waverly Park [6] is now open on the original site of the village of Waverly. The Waverly Bank building has been retained and restored to act as a museum of sorts and a traditional arts area is available for demonstrations of blacksmithing, tinsmithing and other traditional arts. A paved, two mile riverwalk trail for pedestrian and bicycle use follows the river.

Geography

Waverly is located at 39°33′25″N86°16′17″W / 39.55694°N 86.27139°W / 39.55694; -86.27139 .

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References

  1. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau . Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. "Waverly, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System . United States Geological Survey . Retrieved 2017-06-03.
  4. Blanchard, Charles (1884). Counties of Morgan, Monroe and Brown, Indiana: Historical and Biographical. F.A. Battey & Company. p. 135.
  5. "Morgan County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved May 26, 2017.
  6. "Old Town Waverly park".