Cardonia, Indiana

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Cardonia
Unincorporated community
Cardonia is located in Clay County, Indiana
Cardonia
Cardonia
Location in Clay County
Coordinates: 39°33′42″N 87°06′28″W / 39.56167°N 87.10778°W / 39.56167; -87.10778Coordinates: 39°33′42″N 87°06′28″W / 39.56167°N 87.10778°W / 39.56167; -87.10778
Country United States
State Indiana
County Clay
Township Van Buren
Elevation 682 ft (208 m)
ZIP code 47834
FIPS code 18-10234[1]
GNIS feature ID 432127[2]

Cardonia is an unincorporated community in Van Buren Township, Clay County, Indiana. It is part of the Terre Haute Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

Cardonia was founded in the year 1871 as a coal mining town.[3] It was named for John F. Card, a mining official.[4] A post office was established in Cardonia in 1879, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1909.[5]

Geography[edit]

Cardonia is located at 39°33′42″N 87°06′28″W / 39.56167°N 87.10778°W / 39.56167; -87.10778.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "Cardonia, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-10. 
  3. ^ Blanchard, Charles (1884). Counties of Clay and Owen, Indiana: Historical and Biographical. F.A. Battey & Company. p. 248. 
  4. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 87. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. "...and named for John F. Card, then president of the company." 
  5. ^ "Clay County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 30 August 2014.