Hanfield, Indiana

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Hanfield
Unincorporated community
Hanfield is located in Indiana
Hanfield
Hanfield
Coordinates: 40°36′16″N 85°34′49″W / 40.60444°N 85.58028°W / 40.60444; -85.58028Coordinates: 40°36′16″N 85°34′49″W / 40.60444°N 85.58028°W / 40.60444; -85.58028
Country United States
State Indiana
County Grant
Township Washington
Elevation 869 ft (265 m)
ZIP code 46952
FIPS code 18-31126[1]
GNIS feature ID 435674[2]

Hanfield is an unincorporated community in Washington Township, Grant County, Indiana.

History[edit]

A post office was established at Hanfield in 1881, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1929.[3] Hanfield is likely a conjoin of the surnames Hancock and Garfield.[4]

Geography[edit]

Hanfield is located at 40°36′16″N 85°34′49″W / 40.60444°N 85.58028°W / 40.60444; -85.58028.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "Hanfield, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-17. 
  3. ^ "Grant County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 12 September 2014. 
  4. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 156. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. ...a compromise between advocates of the names Garfield and Hancock.