Vigo County's location in Indiana
|Township||Otter Creek Township|
|Elevation||161 m (528 ft)|
|Time zone||EST (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||430321|
Atherton was laid out and platted October 7, 1871. The original plat was signed by Newton Rogers, Sarah A. Denny and Mary J. Rogers. The line of the north part of the plat marked the dividing line between Vigo County and Parke County. The early town was laid out around Atherton's railroad station.
A post office was established at Atherton in 1881, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1934.
Atherton is located atat an elevation of 528 feet.
- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved 2016-07-13.
- "Atherton, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2010-06-24.
- Bradsby, H.C. (1891). History of Vigo County, Indiana, with Biographical Selections. Chicago: S. B. Nelson & Co. pp. 475–476.
- "Vigo County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved July 13, 2016.
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