Diamond, Indiana

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Diamond
Unincorporated community
Parke County's location in Indiana
Parke County's location in Indiana
Diamond is located in Parke County, Indiana
Diamond
Diamond
Location in Parke County
Coordinates: 39°36′41″N 87°09′58″W / 39.61139°N 87.16611°W / 39.61139; -87.16611Coordinates: 39°36′41″N 87°09′58″W / 39.61139°N 87.16611°W / 39.61139; -87.16611
Country United States
State Indiana
County Parke
Township Raccoon
Elevation[1] 636 ft (194 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 47874
Area code(s) 765
GNIS feature ID 433527

Diamond, also known as Caseyville, is an unincorporated community in southern Raccoon Township, Parke County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[2]

History[edit]

Diamond was platted in 1893 as a coal town.[3] The community's name alludes to the diamond-shaped deposits of coal.[4]

Geography[edit]

Diamond is located at 39°36′41″N 87°09′58″W / 39.61139°N 87.16611°W / 39.61139; -87.16611 at an elevation of 636 feet.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved 2017-04-16. 
  2. ^ "Diamond, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2010-11-01. 
  3. ^ History of Parke and Vermillion Counties, Indiana. B.F. Bowen & Cos. 1913. p. 212. 
  4. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. ...renamed Diamond for the coal, "black diamond"... ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3.