Philadelphia, Indiana

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Philadelphia
Unincorporated community
Philadelphia is located in Indiana
Philadelphia
Philadelphia
Coordinates: 39°46′53″N 85°50′44″W / 39.78139°N 85.84556°W / 39.78139; -85.84556Coordinates: 39°46′53″N 85°50′44″W / 39.78139°N 85.84556°W / 39.78139; -85.84556
Country United States
State Indiana
County Hancock
Township Sugar Creek
Elevation[1] 850 ft (260 m)
ZIP code 46140
FIPS code 18-59490[2]
GNIS feature ID 441077

Philadelphia is an unincorporated community in Sugar Creek Township, Hancock County, Indiana.

History[edit]

Philadelphia was laid out and platted in 1838.[3] It took its name from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the "city of brotherly love".[4] A post office was established at Philadelphia in 1838, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1907.[5]

Geography[edit]

Philadelphia is located at 39°46′53″N 85°50′44″W / 39.78139°N 85.84556°W / 39.78139; -85.84556.

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. ^ Richman, George J. (1916). History of Hancock County, Indiana: Its People, Industries and Institutions. Wm. Mitchell Printing Company. p. 760. 
  4. ^ Binford, John H. (1882). History of Hancock County, Indiana: From Its Earliest Settlement by the "pale Face," in 1818, Down to 1882. King & Binford. p. 292. 
  5. ^ "Hancock County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 17 September 2014.