Blocher, Indiana

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Blocher
Unincorporated community
Blocher is located in Indiana
Blocher
Blocher
Blocher is located in the US
Blocher
Blocher
Coordinates: 38°43′05″N 85°39′24″W / 38.71806°N 85.65667°W / 38.71806; -85.65667Coordinates: 38°43′05″N 85°39′24″W / 38.71806°N 85.65667°W / 38.71806; -85.65667
Country United States
State Indiana
County Scott
Township Johnson
Elevation[1] 686 ft (209 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 47138
Area code(s) 812, 930
FIPS code 18-5680[2]
GNIS feature ID 431188

Blocher is an unincorporated community in Johnson Township, Scott County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[3]

History[edit]

Blocher was founded in 1860 by Daniel Blocher.[4] An old variant name of the community was called Holman Station.[5]

A post office was established under the name Holman Station in 1870, was renamed Blocher in 1888, and operated until it was discontinued in 1965.[6]

Geography[edit]

Blocher is located at 38°43′05″N 85°39′24″W / 38.71806°N 85.65667°W / 38.71806; -85.65667.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved 2016-11-09. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Blocher, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-10. 
  4. ^ 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. ...laid out in 1860 and named for Daniel Blocher, founder. 
  5. ^ "USGS detail on Blocher - Variant Citation". Retrieved 2017-01-15. 
  6. ^ "Scott County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved January 15, 2017.