Ballstown, Indiana

Ballstown is an unincorporated community in Laughery Township, Ripley County, Indiana.[1]


Ballswton was platted in 1848 by Samuel Ball, and named for him.[2] A post office was established at Ballstown in 1844, and remained in operation until 1904.[3]


Ballstown is located at 39°15′3″N 85°14′38″W / 39.25083°N 85.24389°W / 39.25083; -85.24389Coordinates: 39°15′3″N 85°14′38″W / 39.25083°N 85.24389°W / 39.25083; -85.24389.


  1. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Ballstown, Indiana
  2. Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 59. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. ...named for Samuel Ball, who platted the village on May 15, 1848.
  3. "Ripley County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 1 November 2015.

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