Peerless, Indiana

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Peerless
Unincorporated community
Peerless is located in Indiana
Peerless
Peerless
Coordinates: 38°55′28″N 86°30′12″W / 38.92444°N 86.50333°W / 38.92444; -86.50333Coordinates: 38°55′28″N 86°30′12″W / 38.92444°N 86.50333°W / 38.92444; -86.50333
Country United States
State Indiana
County Lawrence
Township Marshall
Elevation[1] 561 ft (171 m)
ZIP code 47421
FIPS code 18-58590[2]
GNIS feature ID 451325

Peerless is an unincorporated community in Marshall Township, Lawrence County, Indiana.

History[edit]

Peerless was platted in 1891.[3] It took its name after a nearby quarry of the same name.[4] A post office opened at Peerless in 1894, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1932.[5]

Geography[edit]

Peerless is located at 38°55′28″N 86°30′12″W / 38.92444°N 86.50333°W / 38.92444; -86.50333.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ History of Lawrence and Monroe Counties, Indiana: Their People, Industries, and Institutions. B.F. Bowen. 1914. p. 206. 
  4. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 258. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. ...named for the local Peerless quarry. 
  5. ^ "Lawrence County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 31 December 2014.