Reno, Indiana

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Reno
Unincorporated community
Reno is located in Indiana
Reno
Reno
Coordinates: 39°42′37″N 86°40′13″W / 39.71028°N 86.67028°W / 39.71028; -86.67028Coordinates: 39°42′37″N 86°40′13″W / 39.71028°N 86.67028°W / 39.71028; -86.67028
Country United States
State Indiana
County Hendricks
Township Clay
Elevation[1] 909 ft (277 m)
ZIP code 46121
FIPS code 18-63774[2]
GNIS feature ID 441898

Reno is an unincorporated community in Clay Township, Hendricks County, Indiana.

History[edit]

Reno was platted in 1870 when the railroad was extended to that point.[3] It was likely named for Jesse L. Reno, an officer who served in the Mexican–American War.[4] A post office was established at Reno in 1870, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1912.[5]

Geography[edit]

Reno is located at 39°42′37″N 86°40′13″W / 39.71028°N 86.67028°W / 39.71028; -86.67028.

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. ^ Hadley, John Vestal (1914). History of Hendricks County, Indiana: Her People, Industries and Institutions. B.F. Bowen. p. 67. 
  4. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 278. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. "...usually honors the American general Jesse Lee Reno..." 
  5. ^ "Hendricks County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 3 October 2014.