Lucerne, Indiana

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Lucerne
Unincorporated community
Cass County's location in Indiana
Cass County's location in Indiana
Lucerne is located in Cass County, Indiana
Lucerne
Lucerne
Location in Cass County
Coordinates: 40°51′59″N 86°24′12″W / 40.86639°N 86.40333°W / 40.86639; -86.40333Coordinates: 40°51′59″N 86°24′12″W / 40.86639°N 86.40333°W / 40.86639; -86.40333
Country United States
State Indiana
County Cass
Township Harrison
Elevation 797 ft (243 m)
ZIP code 46950
FIPS code 18-45234[1]
GNIS feature ID 438390[2]

Lucerne is an unincorporated community in Harrison Township, Cass County, Indiana.

History[edit]

Lucerne was platted in 1883 when the railroad was extended to that point.[3] It was probably named after Lucerne, in Switzerland.[4] The Lucerne post office was established in 1891.[5]

Geography[edit]

Lucerne is located at 40°51′59″N 86°24′12″W / 40.86639°N 86.40333°W / 40.86639; -86.40333.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "Lucerne, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-17. 
  3. ^ Powell, Jehu Z. (1913). History of Cass County Indiana: From Its Earliest Settlement to the Present Time. Lewis Publishing Company. p. 588. 
  4. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 204. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. "...apparently for the lake or city in Switzerland." 
  5. ^ "Cass County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 29 August 2014.