Dabney, Indiana

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Dabney, Indiana
Unincorporated community
Dabney is located in Indiana
Dabney is located in the US
Coordinates: 39°05′24″N 85°20′49″W / 39.09000°N 85.34694°W / 39.09000; -85.34694Coordinates: 39°05′24″N 85°20′49″W / 39.09000°N 85.34694°W / 39.09000; -85.34694
Country United States
State Indiana
County Ripley
Township Otter Creek
Elevation[1] 958 ft (292 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 47023
Area code(s) 812
GNIS feature ID 433280

Dabney is an unincorporated community in Otter Creek Township, Ripley County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[2]


Dabney was originally called Poston, and under the latter name was laid out in 1855.[3]

A post office was established under the name Poston in 1856, was renamed to Dabney in 1897, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1934.[4]


Dabney is located along a railroad line 2.5 miles (4.0 km) northeast of Holton.


  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved 2017-03-05. 
  2. ^ "Dabney, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2017-03-05. 
  3. ^ 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. The village was laid out on May 16, 1855, and named Poston... 
  4. ^ "Ripley County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved March 5, 2017.