Alaska, Indiana

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Alaska, Indiana
Unincorporated community
Alaska is located in Indiana
Alaska
Alaska
Alaska is located in the US
Alaska
Alaska
Coordinates: 39°28′13″N 86°38′29″W / 39.47028°N 86.64139°W / 39.47028; -86.64139Coordinates: 39°28′13″N 86°38′29″W / 39.47028°N 86.64139°W / 39.47028; -86.64139
Country United States
State Indiana
County Morgan, Owen
Township Ashland, Harrison
Elevation[1] 787 ft (240 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 47456
GNIS feature ID 430040

Alaska (also known as Sheasville) is an unincorporated community in Morgan and Owen counties, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[2]

History[edit]

A post office was established at Alaska in 1868, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1904.[3] The community was probably named in commemoration of the purchase of the Territory of Alaska.[4][5]

Geography[edit]

Alaska is located at 39°28′13″N 86°38′29″W / 39.47028°N 86.64139°W / 39.47028; -86.64139.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved 2016-11-17. 
  2. ^ "Alaska, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2017-04-30. 
  3. ^ "Morgan County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved April 30, 2017. 
  4. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 47. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. ...so it was in the news when the post office was named Alaska. 
  5. ^ "Towns named after states". Reading Eagle. Jul 2, 1897. p. 3. Retrieved 14 October 2015.