Balbec, Indiana

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Balbec, Indiana
Unincorporated community
Balbec is located in Indiana
Balbec is located in the US
Coordinates: 40°31′51″N 85°08′56″W / 40.53083°N 85.14889°W / 40.53083; -85.14889Coordinates: 40°31′51″N 85°08′56″W / 40.53083°N 85.14889°W / 40.53083; -85.14889
Country United States
State Indiana
County Jay
Township Penn
Elevation 879 ft (268 m)
ZIP code 47326
FIPS code 18-03241[1]
GNIS feature ID 430443[2]

Balbec is an unincorporated community in Penn Township, Jay County, Indiana.


A post office was established at Balbec in 1865, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1919.[3] The community was likely named after Baalbek, in Lebanon.[4]


Balbec is located at 40°31′51″N 85°08′56″W / 40.53083°N 85.14889°W / 40.53083; -85.14889.


  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "Balbec, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-10. 
  3. ^ "Jay County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 23 October 2014. 
  4. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 59. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. Supposedly the name, sometimes rendered as Balbee, is a misspelling of Baalbek...