Alquina, Indiana

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Alquina, Indiana
Unincorporated community
Alquina is located in Indiana
Alquina
Alquina
Alquina is located in the US
Alquina
Alquina
Coordinates: 39°36′46″N 85°03′17″W / 39.61278°N 85.05472°W / 39.61278; -85.05472Coordinates: 39°36′46″N 85°03′17″W / 39.61278°N 85.05472°W / 39.61278; -85.05472
Country United States
State Indiana
County Fayette
Township Jennings
Elevation 1,033 ft (315 m)
ZIP code 47331
FIPS code 18-01198[1]
GNIS feature ID 430116[2]

Alquina was an unincorporated community in Jennings Township, Fayette County, Indiana.

History[edit]

Alquina was founded in 1813 by Joseph Vanmeter.[3] One source speculates it was named after Alquines, in France.[4]

A post office was established at Alquina in 1832, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1903.[5]

Geography[edit]

Alquina was located on East Alquina Road about 5 miles (8.0 km) east of the center of Connersville. Alquina was the home of the Alquina Blue Arrows High School. The high school was closed in 1966 and the elementary school continued until 2010.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "Alquina, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-10. 
  3. ^ History of Fayette County, Indiana: Containing a History of the Townships, Towns, Villages, Schools, Churches, Industries, Etc.; Portraits of Early Settlers and Prominent Men; Biographies, Etc. Warner, Beers and Company. 1885. p. 187. 
  4. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 49. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. ...it may have been borrowed from Alquines, France. 
  5. ^ "Fayette County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 4 September 2014.