Guilford, Indiana

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Guilford
Unincorporated community
Guilford is located in Indiana
Guilford
Guilford
Coordinates: 39°10′05″N 84°54′43″W / 39.16806°N 84.91194°W / 39.16806; -84.91194Coordinates: 39°10′05″N 84°54′43″W / 39.16806°N 84.91194°W / 39.16806; -84.91194
Country United States
State Indiana
County Dearborn
Township York
Elevation 499 ft (152 m)
ZIP code 47022
GNIS feature ID 435550[1]

Guilford is an unincorporated community in York Township, Dearborn County, Indiana. Located at the forks of Tanners Creek the town was first platted in 1850 to take advantage of the fact that a railroad was soon to be built in the area. This made Guilford a prime spot for attracting farmers and merchants who wanted to ship their products.

History[edit]

Guilford was laid out in 1850.[2]

Guilford has the last remaining covered bridge in Dearborn County. Noted bridge builder William Kennedy was hired by the County Commissioners in 1897 to construct the "latest in covered bridges". By 1961, the bridge was slated for replacement with a more durable concrete span. People of the county banded together to save the old structure, raising money and moving it to its present location. It is now the main attraction of the Guilford Covered Bridge Park located at the intersection of IN St Rt 1 and York Ridge.

Geography[edit]

Guilford is located at 39°10′05″N 84°54′43″W / 39.16806°N 84.91194°W / 39.16806; -84.91194.

Notable residents[edit]

Ora Haibe Indy car driver

Guilford is the hometown of Suzanne Fette Tuberville, wife of Cincinnati Bearcats football head coach Tommy Tuberville.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Guilford, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-17. 
  2. ^ Shaw, Archibald (1915). History of Dearborn County, Indiana: Her People, Industries and Institutions. Unigraphic. p. 229.