Elwren, Indiana

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Unincorporated community
Elwren is located in Indiana
Coordinates: 39°06′31″N 86°40′11″W / 39.10861°N 86.66972°W / 39.10861; -86.66972Coordinates: 39°06′31″N 86°40′11″W / 39.10861°N 86.66972°W / 39.10861; -86.66972
Country United States
State Indiana
County Monroe
Township Van Buren
Elevation 840 ft (260 m)
ZIP code 47403
FIPS code 18-21088[1]
GNIS feature ID 434146[2]

Elwren is an unincorporated community in Van Buren Township, Monroe County, Indiana.


Founded in 1906,[3] Elwren had its start when the railroad was extended to that point.[4] The name is a portmanteau of the names of founding families Eller, Whaley, Baker, and Breedon.[5] A post office was established at Elwren in 1910, and remained in operation until 1934.[6]


Elwren is located at 39°06′31″N 86°40′11″W / 39.10861°N 86.66972°W / 39.10861; -86.66972.


  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "Elwren, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-17. 
  3. ^ Cavinder, Fred D. (2003). More Amazing Tales from Indiana. Indiana University Press. p. 19. ISBN 0-253-21653-2. 
  4. ^ Rund, Christopher; Frailey, Fred W.; Powell, Eric (2012). The Indiana Rail Road Company: America's New Regional Railroad. Indiana University Press. p. 245. ISBN 0-253-35695-4. 
  5. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 125. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. ...named for them: Eller, Whaley, Baker, and Breeden. 
  6. ^ "Monroe County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 5 September 2015.