Bromer, Indiana

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Bromer, Indiana
Bromer is located in Indiana
Bromer
Bromer
Bromer is located in the United States
Bromer
Bromer
Coordinates: 38°35′37″N 86°20′09″W / 38.59361°N 86.33583°W / 38.59361; -86.33583Coordinates: 38°35′37″N 86°20′09″W / 38.59361°N 86.33583°W / 38.59361; -86.33583
CountryUnited States
StateIndiana
CountyOrange
TownshipNortheast
Elevation745 ft (227 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
47452
Area code(s)812, 930
GNIS feature ID450713

Bromer is an unincorporated community in Northeast Township, Orange County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[2]

History[edit]

A post office was established at Bromer in 1884, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1904.[3] According to Ronald L. Baker, the community's name is probably an acronym in tribute to residents Boyd, Roll, Oldham, McCoy, Ellis, and Reid.[4]

Geography[edit]

Bromer is located at 38°35′37″N 86°20′09″W / 38.59361°N 86.33583°W / 38.59361; -86.33583.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved 2016-11-17.
  2. ^ "Bromer, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved July 17, 2017.
  3. ^ "Orange County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 19 September 2015.
  4. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 77. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. ...the first letters of the names of six early settlers: Boyd, Roll, Oldham, McCoy, Ellis, and Reid