Artic, Indiana

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Artic is an unincorporated community in DeKalb County, Indiana, in the United States. A historic variant spelling is Arctic.[1]

History[edit]

A post office was established at Artic in 1845, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1903.[2] It was likely named after the Arctic.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Artic, Indiana
  2. ^ "DeKalb County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 3 September 2014. 
  3. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 55. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. ...apparently it was named for the arctic region. 

Coordinates: 41°28′25″N 84°48′53″W / 41.47361°N 84.81472°W / 41.47361; -84.81472