Cuzco, Indiana

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Cuzco
Unincorporated community
Cuzco is located in Indiana
Cuzco
Cuzco
Cuzco is located in the US
Cuzco
Cuzco
Coordinates: 38°28′30″N 86°43′22″W / 38.47500°N 86.72278°W / 38.47500; -86.72278Coordinates: 38°28′30″N 86°43′22″W / 38.47500°N 86.72278°W / 38.47500; -86.72278
Country United States
State Indiana
County Dubois
Township Columbia
Elevation[1] 531 ft (162 m)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 47432
Area code(s) 812
FIPS code 18-16498[2]
GNIS feature ID 450826

Cuzco (pronounced: KUZ-co) is an unincorporated community in Columbia Township, Dubois County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[3]

History[edit]

Cuzco was platted in 1905 by William H. Nicholson.[4] It was named after Cusco, in Peru.[5] A post office was established at Cuzco in 1902, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1955.[6]

Civil War historian Gilbert R. Tredway was reared in Cuzco during the 1920s and 1930s.

Geography[edit]

Cuzco is located at 38°28′30″N 86°43′22″W / 38.47500°N 86.72278°W / 38.47500; -86.72278.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved 2016-07-05. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Cuzco, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-10. 
  4. ^ Wilson, George R. (1910). History of Dubois County from Its Primitive Days to 1910. Windmill Publications. p. 347. 
  5. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 108. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. ...comes from the city in Peru, South America. 
  6. ^ "Dubois County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 3 December 2016.