Blaine, Indiana

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Blaine, Indiana
Unincorporated community
Blaine is located in Indiana
Blaine
Blaine
Blaine is located in the US
Blaine
Blaine
Coordinates: 40°24′09″N 85°03′22″W / 40.40250°N 85.05611°W / 40.40250; -85.05611Coordinates: 40°24′09″N 85°03′22″W / 40.40250°N 85.05611°W / 40.40250; -85.05611
Country United States
State Indiana
County Jay
Township Greene
Elevation 928 ft (283 m)
ZIP code 47371
FIPS code 18-05626[1]
GNIS feature ID 431159[2]

Blaine is an unincorporated community in Greene Township, Jay County, Indiana.

History[edit]

A post office was established at Blaine in 1882, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1914.[3] Blaine was officially platted in 1883.[4] The community was named in honor of James G. Blaine, who ran in the United States presidential election, 1884.[5]

Geography[edit]

Blaine is located at 40°24′09″N 85°03′22″W / 40.40250°N 85.05611°W / 40.40250; -85.05611.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "Blaine, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-10.
  3. ^ "Jay County". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on 23 October 2014. Retrieved 23 October 2014.
  4. ^ Jay, Milton T. (1922). History of Jay County, Indiana: Including Its World War Record and Incorporating the Montgomery History, Volume 1. Historical Publishing Company. p. 253.
  5. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 68. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. ...and named for James G. Blaine, presidential candidate...