Aroma, Indiana

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Aroma
Unincorporated community
Aroma is located in Indiana
Aroma
Aroma
Coordinates: 40°11′58″N 85°52′27″W / 40.19944°N 85.87417°W / 40.19944; -85.87417Coordinates: 40°11′58″N 85°52′27″W / 40.19944°N 85.87417°W / 40.19944; -85.87417
Country United States
State Indiana
County Hamilton
Township White River
Elevation 833 ft (254 m)
ZIP code 46031
FIPS code 18-02242[1]
GNIS feature ID 430277[2]

Aroma is an unincorporated community in White River Township, Hamilton County, Indiana.

History[edit]

Aroma was named in the 19th century by William P. Haworth, who kept a small store there.[3] Aroma was a descriptive name, perhaps for the scent of fresh-cut hay.[4][5] A post office was established at Aroma in 1870, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1902.[6]

Geography[edit]

Aroma is located at 40°11′58″N 85°52′27″W / 40.19944°N 85.87417°W / 40.19944; -85.87417.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "Aroma, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-10. 
  3. ^ Haines, John F. (1915). History of Hamilton County, Indiana: Her People, Industries And Institutions, Volume 1. B.F. Bowen & Co. p. 261. 
  4. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 54. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. Allegedly the village was named for pleasant odors... 
  5. ^ "Indiana". The Milwaukee Journal. Jul 22, 1989. pp. 4G. Retrieved 7 June 2015. 
  6. ^ "Hamilton County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 17 September 2014.