Ridertown, Indiana

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Ridertown
Unincorporated community
Ridertown is located in Indiana
Ridertown
Ridertown
Coordinates: 40°26′08″N 85°12′23″W / 40.43556°N 85.20639°W / 40.43556; -85.20639Coordinates: 40°26′08″N 85°12′23″W / 40.43556°N 85.20639°W / 40.43556; -85.20639
Country United States
State Indiana
County Jay
Township Knox
Elevation[1] 919 ft (280 m)
ZIP code 47336
FIPS code 18-64340[2]
GNIS feature ID 441989

Ridertown is an unincorporated community in Knox Township, Jay County, Indiana.

History[edit]

A post office was established at Ridertown in 1891, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1904.[3] The name of the community honors the Rider family.[4]

Geography[edit]

Ridertown is located at 40°26′08″N 85°12′23″W / 40.43556°N 85.20639°W / 40.43556; -85.20639.

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. ^ "Jay County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 1 November 2014. 
  4. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 279. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. "...named for the local Rider family..."