Joppa, Indiana

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Joppa
Unincorporated community
Joppa is located in Indiana
Joppa
Joppa
Coordinates: 39°37′56″N 86°25′56″W / 39.63222°N 86.43222°W / 39.63222; -86.43222Coordinates: 39°37′56″N 86°25′56″W / 39.63222°N 86.43222°W / 39.63222; -86.43222
Country United States
State Indiana
County Hendricks
Township Guilford
Elevation 712 ft (217 m)
ZIP code 46158
FIPS code 18-38934[1]
GNIS feature ID 437108[2]

Joppa is an unincorporated community in Guilford Township, Hendricks County, Indiana.

History[edit]

A post office was established at Joppa in 1880, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1903.[3] The community was named after Joppa, or Jaffa, in Israel.[4]

Geography[edit]

Joppa is located at 39°37′56″N 86°25′56″W / 39.63222°N 86.43222°W / 39.63222; -86.43222.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "Joppa, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-17. 
  3. ^ "Hendricks County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 3 October 2014. 
  4. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 181. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. ...named for the biblical seaport.