Cortland, Indiana

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Cortland, Indiana
Unincorporated community
Cortland, Indiana is located in Indiana
Cortland, Indiana
Cortland, Indiana
Coordinates: 38°58′23″N 85°57′51″W / 38.97306°N 85.96417°W / 38.97306; -85.96417Coordinates: 38°58′23″N 85°57′51″W / 38.97306°N 85.96417°W / 38.97306; -85.96417
Country United States
State Indiana
County Jackson
Township Hamilton
Elevation 561 ft (171 m)
ZIP code 47228
GNIS feature ID 432994[1]

Cortland is an unincorporated community in eastern Hamilton Township, Jackson County, Indiana, United States. It lies along State Road 258, northwest of the city of Seymour.[2] Cortland's elevation is 561 feet (171 m), and it is located at 38°58′23″N 85°57′51″W / 38.97306°N 85.96417°W / 38.97306; -85.96417 (38.9731084, -85.9641467).[3] Although Cortland is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 47228.[4]

History[edit]

The Cortland post office was established in 1850.[5] Cortland was named after Cortland, New York.[6]

Notable events[edit]

Cortland is the home of the Jackson County Rodeo.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cortland, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-10. 
  2. ^ DeLorme. Indiana Atlas & Gazetteer. 3rd ed. Yarmouth: DeLorme, 2004, p. 51. ISBN 0-89933-319-2.
  3. ^ Geographic Names Information System Feature Detail Report, Geographic Names Information System, 1979-02-14. Accessed 2008-06-01.
  4. ^ Zip Code Lookup
  5. ^ "Jackson County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 19 October 2014. 
  6. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 103. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. "...named it for his birthplace, Cortland, New York."