Auburn Junction, Indiana

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Auburn Junction
Auburn Junction is located in Indiana
Auburn Junction
Auburn Junction
Auburn Junction is located in the United States
Auburn Junction
Auburn Junction
Coordinates: 41°21′07″N 85°04′29″W / 41.35194°N 85.07472°W / 41.35194; -85.07472Coordinates: 41°21′07″N 85°04′29″W / 41.35194°N 85.07472°W / 41.35194; -85.07472
CountryUnited States
StateIndiana
CountyDeKalb
TownshipJackson
Elevation
866 ft (264 m)
ZIP code
46706
FIPS code18-02692[1]
GNIS feature ID430337[2]

Auburn Junction is an unincorporated community in Jackson Township, DeKalb County, Indiana.

History[edit]

Auburn Junction was at the junction of three railroads near Auburn, hence the name.[3][4]

At Auburn Junction, the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, the Eel River Railroad, and the Fort Wayne, Jackson & Saginaw Railroad all met at grade. The only thing that remains of Auburn Junction today is the B&O trackage, now owned by CSX and a half-mile section of the Ft Wayne, Jackson & Saginaw that serves as an industrial spur to two local businesses.

A post office was established at Auburn Junction in 1884, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1931.[5]

Geography[edit]

Auburn Junction is located at 41°21′07″N 85°04′29″W / 41.35194°N 85.07472°W / 41.35194; -85.07472.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "Auburn Junction, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-10.
  3. ^ History of DeKalb County, Indiana: Together with Sketches of Its Cities, Villages and Towns. Inter-State Publishing Company. 1885. p. 638.
  4. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 56. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. The village developed as a railroad junction near Auburn, for which it was named.
  5. ^ "DeKalb County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 3 September 2014.