Minshall, Indiana

Unincorporated community

Parke County's location in Indiana

Location in Parke County

Coordinates: 39°40′18″N 87°13′18″W / 39.67167°N 87.22167°W / 39.67167; -87.22167Coordinates: 39°40′18″N 87°13′18″W / 39.67167°N 87.22167°W / 39.67167; -87.22167
Country  United States
State  Indiana
County Parke County
Township Raccoon Township
Elevation 167 m (548 ft)
ZIP code 47832
GNIS feature ID 439274[1]

Minshall (also known as Minchel or Odd) is an unincorporated community in Raccoon Township, Parke County, Indiana, United States.


A post office called Odd was established in 1884, and remained in operation until 1901.[2] The name Minshall is for local deposits Minshall coal.[3]


Minshall is located at 39°40′18″N 87°13′18″W / 39.67167°N 87.22167°W / 39.67167; -87.22167 at an elevation of 548 feet.


  1. "Minshall". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2010-11-01.
  2. "Parke County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 30 September 2015.
  3. Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 223. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. ...class of coal found here.

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