Birmingham, Indiana

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Birmingham, Indiana
Unincorporated community
Birmingham is located in Indiana
Birmingham
Birmingham
Birmingham is located in the US
Birmingham
Birmingham
Coordinates: 40°56′16″N 86°06′34″W / 40.93778°N 86.10944°W / 40.93778; -86.10944Coordinates: 40°56′16″N 86°06′34″W / 40.93778°N 86.10944°W / 40.93778; -86.10944
Country United States
State Indiana
County Miami
Township Allen
Elevation[1] 850 ft (259 m)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code 46951
FIPS code 18-05410[2]
GNIS feature ID 431104

Birmingham is an unincorporated community in Allen Township, Miami County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[3]

History[edit]

Birmingham was laid out in 1868 by Solomon Jones and Isaac Caulk.[4] It may be named after the industrial city of Birmingham, England.[5] Soon after it was platted, Birmingham contained a flour mill, a blacksmith shop and a general store.[6] A post office was established at Birmingham in 1862, and remained in operation until 1901.[7]

Geography[edit]

Birmingham is located at 40°56′16″N 86°06′34″W / 40.93778°N 86.10944°W / 40.93778; -86.10944.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved 2017-05-09. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Birmingham, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved July 5, 2017. 
  4. ^ History of Miami County, Indiana: From the Earliest Time to the Present. Brant & Fuller. 1887. p. 504. 
  5. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 67. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. ...name probably comes from the city in England. 
  6. ^ Bodurtha, Arthur Lawrence (1914). History of Miami County, Indiana: A Narrative Account of Its Historical Progress, Its People and Its Principal Interests. Lewis Pub. p. 182. 
  7. ^ "Miami County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved July 5, 2017.