Birmingham, Indiana

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For the unincorporated community in Tippecanoe County, see Birmingham, Tippecanoe County, Indiana.
Birmingham
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 850 ft (260 m)
ZIP code 46951
FIPS code 18-05410[1]
GNIS feature ID 431104[2]

Birmingham is an unincorporated community in Allen Township, Miami County, Indiana.

History[edit]

Birmingham was laid out in 1868 by Solomon Jones and Isaac Caulk.[3] It may be named after the industrial city of Birmingham, England.[4] Soon after it was platted, Birmingham contained a flour mill, a blacksmith shop and a general store.[5]

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. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "Birmingham, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-10. 
  3. ^ History of Miami County, Indiana: From the Earliest Time to the Present. Brant & Fuller. 1887. p. 504. 
  4. ^ 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. 
  5. ^ 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.