Arcana, Indiana

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Arcana
Unincorporated community
Arcana is located in Indiana
Arcana
Arcana
Coordinates: 40°32′19″N 85°30′12″W / 40.53861°N 85.50333°W / 40.53861; -85.50333Coordinates: 40°32′19″N 85°30′12″W / 40.53861°N 85.50333°W / 40.53861; -85.50333
Country United States
State Indiana
County Grant
Township Monroe
Elevation 879 ft (268 m)
ZIP code 46953
FIPS code 18-01972[1]
GNIS feature ID 430235[2]

Arcana is an unincorporated community in Monroe Township, Grant County, Indiana.

History[edit]

The name Arcana is likely derived from a Latin word meaning "secluded".[3] The Arcana post office opened in 1858, and was discontinued in 1900.[4]

Geography[edit]

Arcana is located at 40°32′19″N 85°30′12″W / 40.53861°N 85.50333°W / 40.53861; -85.50333.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "Arcana, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-10. 
  3. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 53. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. The name is probaby plural of Arcanum, "hidden," suggesting "secluded"... 
  4. ^ "Grant County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 12 September 2014.