Courter, Indiana

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Courter, Indiana
Unincorporated community
Courter is located in Indiana
Courter
Courter
Courter is located in the US
Courter
Courter
Coordinates: 40°50′13″N 86°03′47″W / 40.83694°N 86.06306°W / 40.83694; -86.06306Coordinates: 40°50′13″N 86°03′47″W / 40.83694°N 86.06306°W / 40.83694; -86.06306
Country United States
State Indiana
County Miami
Township Jefferson
Elevation[1] 745 ft (227 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 46970
FIPS code 18-15436[2]
GNIS feature ID 433045

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

History[edit]

Courter was platted in 1869 by R. F. Donaldson.[4] The community was named after the Courter family of settlers.[5]

Courter had a depot on the Lake Erie and Western Railroad. At one time, the town contained a general store, a blacksmith shop, and a public school.[6] A post office was established at Courter in 1869, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1896.[7]

Geography[edit]

Courter is located at 40°50′13″N 86°03′47″W / 40.83694°N 86.06306°W / 40.83694; -86.06306.

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. ^ "Courter, 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. 681. 
  5. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 104. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. ...named Courter, for a local family... 
  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. 188. 
  7. ^ "Miami County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved July 5, 2017.