Abydel, Indiana

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Abydel, Indiana
Abydel is located in Indiana
Abydel
Abydel
Abydel is located in the United States
Abydel
Abydel
Coordinates: 38°34′14″N 86°33′40″W / 38.57056°N 86.56111°W / 38.57056; -86.56111Coordinates: 38°34′14″N 86°33′40″W / 38.57056°N 86.56111°W / 38.57056; -86.56111
CountryUnited States
StateIndiana
CountyOrange
TownshipFrench Lick
Elevation561 ft (171 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
47454
Area code(s)812, 930
GNIS feature ID450618
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Abydel is an unincorporated community in French Lick Township, Orange County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[2]

History[edit]

A post office was established at Abydel in 1889, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1907.[3] According to Ronald L. Baker, the community may be named for a woman (Abbey Dell).[4] The precise spelling of the community's name is a subject of disagreement among locals with the variants Abbey Dell, Abby Dell, Abbydel, Abbeydel, Abydel, and Abeydell all used. Although "Abydel" is often the most prevalent name used in county, state, and federal government records and on maps, longtime residents and local government sometimes use "Abbeydell" as the preferred spelling.

Geography[edit]

Abydel is located at 38°34′14″N 86°33′40″W / 38.57056°N 86.56111°W / 38.57056; -86.56111.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved 2016-11-17.
  2. ^ "Abydel, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved July 17, 2017.
  3. ^ "Orange County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 19 September 2015.
  4. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 45. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. ...are from women's names. A variant spelling is Abbey Dell.