Derby, Indiana

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Derby, Indiana
Unincorporated community
Overview from Mulzer Park
Overview from Mulzer Park
Derby, Indiana is located in Indiana
Derby, Indiana
Derby, Indiana
Derby, Indiana is located in the US
Derby, Indiana
Derby, Indiana
Coordinates: 38°1′49″N 86°31′38″W / 38.03028°N 86.52722°W / 38.03028; -86.52722Coordinates: 38°1′49″N 86°31′38″W / 38.03028°N 86.52722°W / 38.03028; -86.52722
Country United States
State Indiana
County Perry
Township Union
Elevation[1] 453 ft (138 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 47525
Area code(s) 812, 930
GNIS feature ID 450842

Derby is an unincorporated community along the Ohio River in far southern Union Township, Perry County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[2] It lies at the intersection of State Roads 66 and 70 above the city of Tell City, the county seat of Perry County.[3] Its elevation is 453 feet (138 m), and it is located at 38°1′49″N 86°31′38″W / 38.03028°N 86.52722°W / 38.03028; -86.52722 (38.0303400, -86.5272018). Although Derby is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 47525.[4]

History[edit]

Derby was platted in 1835.[5] The community was named after Derby, in the United Kingdom.[6] A post office has been in operation at Derby since 1852.[7]

Photo from Small Town Indiana photo survey.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved 2017-04-15. 
  2. ^ "Derby, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-10. 
  3. ^ DeLorme. Indiana Atlas & Gazetteer. 3rd ed. Yarmouth: DeLorme, 2004, p. 62-63. ISBN 0-89933-319-2.
  4. ^ Zip Code Lookup
  5. ^ Hunt, Thomas James De la (1916). Perry County: A History. W.K. Stewart. p. 82. 
  6. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 113. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. ...for Derby, Ireland, the home of his ancestors. 
  7. ^ "Perry County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 2 October 2015.