Dunn, Indiana

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Dunn
extinct town
Benton County's location in Indiana
Benton County's location in Indiana
Dunn is located in Benton County, Indiana
Dunn
Dunn
Dunn's location in Benton County
Coordinates: 40°33′50″N 87°27′50″W / 40.56389°N 87.46389°W / 40.56389; -87.46389Coordinates: 40°33′50″N 87°27′50″W / 40.56389°N 87.46389°W / 40.56389; -87.46389
CountryUnited States
StateIndiana
CountyBenton
TownshipHickory Grove
Elevation797 ft (243 m)
ZIP code
47944
FIPS code18-19108[2]
GNIS feature ID433791

Dunn is an extinct town in Hickory Grove Township, Benton County, Indiana, United States. Named for Capt. James Dunn,[3] it stands about one and a half miles east of Dunnington. In the 1920s it had two general stores, a grain elevator and about half a dozen residences.[4] The post office at Dunn was established in 1907 and discontinued in 1913.[5][6]

Geography[edit]

Looking north along the overgrown rail line.

Dunn is located at 40°33′50″N 87°27′50″W / 40.56389°N 87.46389°W / 40.56389; -87.46389 along Benton County Road 300 South, on the border of Parish Grove Township and Hickory Grove Township. A defunct and overgrown rail line runs north and south through the settlement.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 118. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. ...and named for Captain James Dunn...
  4. ^ Birch, Jesse Setlington (1942) [1928]. "Towns of the County". History of Benton County and Historic Oxford. Oxford, Indiana: Craw & Craw. p. 201.
  5. ^ Helbock, Richard W. United States Post Offices, Volume V - The Ohio Valley (2002) Scappoose, Oregon: La Posta Publications, p. 63
  6. ^ "Benton County". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on 3 September 2014. Retrieved 26 August 2014.