Moore, Indiana

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Moore
Unincorporated community
Moore is located in Indiana
Moore
Moore
Coordinates: 41°23′49″N 84°57′09″W / 41.39694°N 84.95250°W / 41.39694; -84.95250Coordinates: 41°23′49″N 84°57′09″W / 41.39694°N 84.95250°W / 41.39694; -84.95250
Country United States
State Indiana
County DeKalb
Township Wilmington
Elevation 879 ft (268 m)
ZIP code 46721
FIPS code 18-50886[1]
GNIS feature ID 439389[2]

Moore, Indiana is an unincorporated community in Wilmington Township, DeKalb County, Indiana in the northeast corner of the state. There are twenty homes along the 1½ mile stretch of County Road 49 which forms the general area of the community. Moore was a thriving town around the turn of the 20th century. There was a post office, blacksmith, general store and school among the buildings clustered near the center of the town. Rail service was provided by the Vandalia line from 1905 and later as part of the Pennsylvania RR. Trains ran both directions each day. At one time in the early 1900s the school teacher rode the train from Butler in the early morning, taught the day and took her dinner with a local family before returning to Butler on the evening train. As was common at that time the local school only went to eighth grade. Several young people from the community rode the train to high school in Auburn.

Moore had a clay tile factory and was a processing and storage station for sugar beets which were grown in the area. These facilities were located next to the rail road to take advantage of the shipping opportunities.[3]

Geography[edit]

Moore is located at 41°23′49″N 84°57′09″W / 41.39694°N 84.95250°W / 41.39694; -84.95250.

The community is northeast of Auburn and south of U.S. Route 6 (Grand Army of the Republic Highway).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "Moore, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-17.