Algiers, Indiana

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Algiers, Indiana
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Algiers is located in Indiana
Algiers
Algiers
Algiers is located in the United States
Algiers
Algiers
Coordinates: 38°29′14″N 87°10′30″W / 38.48722°N 87.17500°W / 38.48722; -87.17500Coordinates: 38°29′14″N 87°10′30″W / 38.48722°N 87.17500°W / 38.48722; -87.17500
CountryUnited States
StateIndiana
CountyPike
TownshipJefferson
Elevation525 ft (160 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
47567
Area code(s)812, 930
GNIS feature ID430075

Algiers is an unincorporated community in Jefferson Township, Pike County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[2]

History[edit]

Algiers was laid out in 1868.[3] The community was named after Algiers, the capital of Algeria.[4] An old variant name of the community was called Delectible.[5]

A post office called Algiers was established in 1885, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1955.[6]

The town's name is part of the namesake of the Algers, Winslow and Western Railway which operates within Pike County.

Geography[edit]

Algiers is located at 38°29′14″N 87°10′30″W / 38.48722°N 87.17500°W / 38.48722; -87.17500.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved 2016-11-17.
  2. ^ "Algiers, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2017-02-06.
  3. ^ Goodspeed Brothers. History of Pike and Dubois Counties, Indiana. p. 355.
  4. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 48. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. ...apparently for the city in North Africa...
  5. ^ "USGS detail on Algiers - Variant Citation". Retrieved 2017-02-06.
  6. ^ "Pike County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 5 October 2015.