Mahon, Indiana

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Mahon
Unincorporated community
Mahon is located in Indiana
Mahon
Mahon
Coordinates: 40°56′19″N 85°22′50″W / 40.93861°N 85.38056°W / 40.93861; -85.38056Coordinates: 40°56′19″N 85°22′50″W / 40.93861°N 85.38056°W / 40.93861; -85.38056
Country United States
State Indiana
County Huntington
Township Jackson
Elevation 758 ft (231 m)
ZIP code 46750
FIPS code 18-46224[1]
GNIS feature ID 438478[2]

Mahon is an unincorporated community in Jackson Township, Huntington County, Indiana.

History[edit]

Mahon was laid out and platted in 1853, not long after the Wabash and Erie Canal was extended to that point.[3] It was named for its founder, Archibald Mahon.[4]

A post office was established at Mahon in 1853, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1867.[5]

Geography[edit]

Mahon is located at 40°56′19″N 85°22′50″W / 40.93861°N 85.38056°W / 40.93861; -85.38056.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "Mahon, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-17. 
  3. ^ History of Huntington County, Indiana: From the Earliest Time to the Present. Brant & Fuller. 1887. p. 650. 
  4. ^ Bash, Frank Sumner (1914). History of Huntington County, Indiana: A Narrative Account of Its Historical Progress, Its People, and Its Principal Interests. The Lewis Publishing Company. p. 158. 
  5. ^ "Huntington County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 18 October 2014.