Pleasant Ridge, Jasper County, Indiana

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Pleasant Ridge
Unincorporated community
Pleasant Ridge is located in Indiana
Pleasant Ridge
Pleasant Ridge
Coordinates: 40°56′02″N 87°04′27″W / 40.93389°N 87.07417°W / 40.93389; -87.07417Coordinates: 40°56′02″N 87°04′27″W / 40.93389°N 87.07417°W / 40.93389; -87.07417
Country United States
State Indiana
County Jasper
Township Marion
Elevation[1] 699 ft (213 m)
ZIP code 47978
FIPS code 18-60606[2]
GNIS feature ID 449713

Pleasant Ridge is an unincorporated community in Marion Township, Jasper County, Indiana.

History[edit]

A post office was established at Pleasant Ridge in 1878, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1923.[3] The community's name is descriptive.[4]

Pleasant Ridge was made a station on the railroad built through that territory in the early 1880s.[5]

Geography[edit]

Pleasant Ridge is located at 40°56′02″N 87°04′27″W / 40.93389°N 87.07417°W / 40.93389; -87.07417.

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. ^ "Jasper County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 21 October 2014. 
  4. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 267. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. ...named for the pleasant view and its location... 
  5. ^ A standard history of Jasper and Newton counties, Indiana. Lewis Publishing Company. 1916. p. 74.