Fiat is an unincorporated community in Penn Township, Jay County, Indiana.
History [ edit ]
A post office was established at Fiat in 1881, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1926.
The political issue of [3 ] United States Notes ( fiat money) likely caused the community's name to be selected. [4 ]
Historic site [ edit ]
Located approximately 2 miles (3.2 km) east of Fiat is a
round barn. Known as the [5 ] Rebecca Rankin Round Barn, it was built in 1908, and it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. [6 ]
References [ edit ]
^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau . Retrieved . 2008-01-31
^ "Fiat, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey . Retrieved . 2009-10-17
^ "Jay County". Jim Forte Postal History . Retrieved . 1 November 2014
^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). . Indiana University Press. p. 132. From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. ...greenbackers who advocated paper money backed only by the U.S. government.
^ Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology. Jay County Interim Report. Indianapolis: Indiana Department of Natural Resources, 1985-07. 9.
^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13.