Emporia, Indiana

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Emporia
Unincorporated community
Emporia is located in Indiana
Emporia
Emporia
Emporia is located in the US
Emporia
Emporia
Coordinates: 40°00′16″N 85°38′02″W / 40.00444°N 85.63389°W / 40.00444; -85.63389Coordinates: 40°00′16″N 85°38′02″W / 40.00444°N 85.63389°W / 40.00444; -85.63389
CountryUnited States
StateIndiana
CountyMadison
TownshipAdams
Elevation925 ft (282 m)
ZIP code46056
FIPS code18-21160[1]
GNIS feature ID434191[2]

Emporia is an unincorporated community in Adams Township, Madison County, Indiana.

Geography[edit]

Emporia is located at 40°00′16″N 85°38′02″W / 40.00444°N 85.63389°W / 40.00444; -85.63389, at the intersection of State Road 109 and U.S. Route 36. Large grain elevators operated by Kokomo Grain Co. are the community's most prominent landmark.

History[edit]

Emporia was founded in 1891 when the railroad was extended to that point.[3] A post office was established at Emporia in 1892, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1907.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "Emporia, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-17.
  3. ^ Forkner, John La Rue; Dyson, Byron H. (1897). Historical Sketches and Reminiscences of Madison County, Indiana. Wilson, Humprheys & Co. p. 678.
  4. ^ "Madison County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 1 January 2015.