Delaware, Indiana

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Delaware, Indiana
Delaware is located in Indiana
Delaware
Delaware
Delaware is located in the United States
Delaware
Delaware
Coordinates: 39°08′52″N 85°12′26″W / 39.14778°N 85.20722°W / 39.14778; -85.20722Coordinates: 39°08′52″N 85°12′26″W / 39.14778°N 85.20722°W / 39.14778; -85.20722
CountryUnited States
StateIndiana
CountyRipley
TownshipDelaware
Platted16 May 1870
Elevation922 ft (281 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (Eastern)
ZIP code
47037
Area code(s)812, 930
FIPS code18-17506[2]
GNIS feature ID433448

Delaware is an unincorporated community in Delaware Township, Ripley County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[3]

History[edit]

Delaware was platted in 1870.[4] An old variant name of the community was called Rei.[5]

A post office was established at Delaware in 1838, and operated until 1933.[6]

Geography[edit]

Delaware is located at 39°08′52″N 85°12′26″W / 39.14778°N 85.20722°W / 39.14778; -85.20722.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". US Geological Survey. 25 October 2007. Retrieved 5 March 2017.
  2. ^ "US Census website". US Census Bureau. Retrieved 31 January 2008.
  3. ^ "Delaware, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. US Geological Survey. Retrieved 29 July 2017.
  4. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 112. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. This village was platted on May 16, 1870.
  5. ^ "USGS detail on Delaware - Variant Citation". Retrieved 5 March 2017.
  6. ^ "Ripley County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 5 March 2017.