Ferndale, Indiana

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Ferndale
Parke County's location in Indiana
Parke County's location in Indiana
Ferndale is located in Parke County, Indiana
Ferndale
Ferndale
Location in Parke County
Coordinates: 39°42′26″N 87°04′01″W / 39.70722°N 87.06694°W / 39.70722; -87.06694Coordinates: 39°42′26″N 87°04′01″W / 39.70722°N 87.06694°W / 39.70722; -87.06694
CountryUnited States
StateIndiana
CountyParke
TownshipUnion
Elevation617 ft (188 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
47872
Area code(s)765
GNIS feature ID434459

Ferndale is an unincorporated community in Union Township, Parke County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[2]

History[edit]

A post office was established at Ferndale in 1884, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1904.[3] The community was so named on account of the ferns near the original town site.[4]

Geography[edit]

Ferndale is located at 39°42′26″N 87°04′01″W / 39.70722°N 87.06694°W / 39.70722; -87.06694 at an elevation of 617 feet.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved 2017-04-16.
  2. ^ "Ferndale, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2010-11-01.
  3. ^ "Parke County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 30 September 2015.
  4. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 131. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. ...named for the abundance of ferns growing here.