Young America, Indiana

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Young America
Unincorporated community
Cass County's location in Indiana
Cass County's location in Indiana
Young America is located in Cass County, Indiana
Young America
Young America
Location in Cass County
Coordinates: 40°34′07″N 86°20′48″W / 40.56861°N 86.34667°W / 40.56861; -86.34667Coordinates: 40°34′07″N 86°20′48″W / 40.56861°N 86.34667°W / 40.56861; -86.34667
Country United States
State Indiana
County Cass
Township Deer Creek
Area
 • Total 0.4 sq mi (1.1 km2)
Elevation[1] 764 ft (233 m)
Population
 • Total 115
Time zone Eastern (EST)
ZIP code 46998
Area code(s) 574
FIPS code 18-86156[2]
GNIS feature ID 446410

Young America is an unincorporated community in Deer Creek Township, Cass County, Indiana.

History[edit]

Young America was platted about 1856.[3] The town sprang up around a saw mill. When someone wrote "Young America" on the mill's boiler, to indicate the promise of the enterprise, the name stuck.[4]

The Young America post office was established in 1876.[5]

Geography[edit]

Young America is located at 40°34′07″N 86°20′48″W / 40.56861°N 86.34667°W / 40.56861; -86.34667.

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. ^ Helm, Thomas B. (1878). History of Cass County, Indiana. Kingman Bros. p. 41. 
  4. ^ Powell, Jehu Z. (1913). History of Cass County Indiana: From Its Earliest Settlement to the Present Time. Lewis Publishing Company. p. 568. 
  5. ^ "Cass County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 29 August 2014.