Samaria, Indiana

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Samaria
Unincorporated community
Samaria is located in Indiana
Samaria
Samaria
Coordinates: 39°24′14″N 86°11′11″W / 39.40389°N 86.18639°W / 39.40389; -86.18639
Country United States
State Indiana
County Johnson
Township Hensley
Elevation[1] 801 ft (244 m)
ZIP code 46181
FIPS code 18-67680[2]
GNIS feature ID 442947

Samaria is an unincorporated community in Hensley Township, Johnson County, Indiana.

History[edit]

Samaria was originally called Newburg, and under the latter name was platted in 1852.[3] The name was officially changed to Samaria in 1869.[3] The community was named after the ancient city of Samaria.[4]

Geography[edit]

Samaria is located at 39°24′14″N 86°11′11″W / 39.40389°N 86.18639°W / 39.40389; -86.18639.

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. ^ a b Branigin, Elba L. (1913). History of Johnson County, Indiana. B. F. Bowen & Company. p. 549. 
  4. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 293. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. ...comes from the biblical city.