Pleasant Hill, Indiana

City: Pleasant Hill

County: Montgomery

State: Indiana

Lat/Long: 39.8500, -85.6833

Located roughly twenty-two miles south and west of Lafayette, Indiana, Pleasant Hill hosted one of four post offices for Coal Creek Township in Montgomery County. Christian Beever laid out the town around 1831. Although it initially had a reputation as a rather rowdy place due to the presence of a number of saloons and taverns, it soon attracted merchants and settlers that helped establish it as a respectable site for local trade. It remained small in size on account of its lack of connections to a railroad.

Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World. A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer or Geographical Dictionary of the World (Philadelphia: J. P. Lippincott, 1895), 2178; H. W. Beckwith, History of Montgomery County, Together with Historic Notes on the Wabash Valley (Chicago: H. H. Hill and N. Iddings, 1881), 483-84.