Peoria, Franklin County, Indiana

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Peoria, Indiana
Peoria is located in Indiana
Peoria
Peoria
Peoria is located in the United States
Peoria
Peoria
Coordinates: 39°26′00″N 84°49′02″W / 39.43333°N 84.81722°W / 39.43333; -84.81722Coordinates: 39°26′00″N 84°49′02″W / 39.43333°N 84.81722°W / 39.43333; -84.81722
CountryUnited States
StateIndiana
CountyFranklin
TownshipSpringfield
Elevation1,004 ft (306 m)
ZIP code
47012
FIPS code18-58842[2]
GNIS feature ID441010

Peoria is an unincorporated community in Springfield Township, Franklin County, Indiana.

History[edit]

Peoria was named after the Peoria tribe.[3] A post office was established at Peoria in 1850, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1907.[4]

Peoria once had the Ingleside Institute academy and a normal school.[5]

Geography[edit]

Peoria is located on the state line.[6]

Peoria is located at 39°26′00″N 84°49′02″W / 39.43333°N 84.81722°W / 39.43333; -84.81722.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 259. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. ...Peoria is from the name of a subtribe of the Illinois tribe...
  4. ^ "Franklin County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 8 September 2014.
  5. ^ Reifel, August Jacob (1915). History of Franklin County, Indiana. Windmill Publications. pp. 147.
  6. ^ Bartlow, Bert Surene (1905). Centennial History of Butler County, Ohio. B. F. Bowen. p. 352.