Amity, Indiana

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Amity is an unincorporated community in Johnson County, Indiana, in the United States.[1]

History[edit]

A post office was established at Amity in 1849, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1906.[2] Amity was platted in 1855.[3] Amity is derived from a French word meaning "friendship".[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Amity, Indiana
  2. ^ "Johnson County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 12 November 2014.
  3. ^ Branigin, Elba L. (1913). History of Johnson County, Indiana. B. F. Bowen & Company. p. 549.
  4. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 51. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. The name comes from the French word amitié, "friendship".

Coordinates: 39°25′34″N 86°00′04″W / 39.42611°N 86.00111°W / 39.42611; -86.00111