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Butlerville, Indiana

Butlerville, Indiana
Incorporated community
Butlerville, Indiana
Butlerville, Indiana

Coordinates: 39°2′4″N 85°30′46″W / 39.03444°N 85.51278°W / 39.03444; -85.51278Coordinates: 39°2′4″N 85°30′46″W / 39.03444°N 85.51278°W / 39.03444; -85.51278

Country United States
State Indiana
County Jennings
Township Campbell
Elevation 807 ft (246 m)
ZIP code 47223
GNIS feature ID 431906[1]

Butlerville is an incorporated community in central Campbell Township, Jennings County, Indiana, United States.

Butlerville is named after penologist Amos W. Butler (1860-1937) who spayed and neutered all mental patients at the nearby state mental hospital and spayed and neutered prisoners. The state of Indiana was the first state to do this. This information is from the Indiana Academy of Science, Volume 76, Published 1966, William R. Eberly (editor).

It lies along U.S. Route 50 east-northeast of the town of Vernon, the county seat of Jennings County.[2]

Its elevation is 807 feet (246 m), and it is located at 39°2′4″N 85°30′46″W / 39.03444°N 85.51278°W / 39.03444; -85.51278 (39.0344983, -85.5127432).[3] Although Butlerville is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 47223.[4]


Amos Butler sterilized prisoners and the handicapped at nearby mental hospital. Town named after him

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