Florida, Indiana

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Florida
Unincorporated community
Florida is located in Indiana
Florida
Florida
Florida is located in the US
Florida
Florida
Coordinates: 40°09′37″N 85°42′37″W / 40.16028°N 85.71028°W / 40.16028; -85.71028Coordinates: 40°09′37″N 85°42′37″W / 40.16028°N 85.71028°W / 40.16028; -85.71028
CountryUnited States
StateIndiana
CountyMadison
TownshipLafayette
Elevation883 ft (269 m)
ZIP code46011
FIPS code18-23746[1]
GNIS feature ID434613[2]

Florida is an unincorporated community in Lafayette Township, Madison County, Indiana.

Geography[edit]

Florida is located at 40°09′37″N 85°42′37″W / 40.16028°N 85.71028°W / 40.16028; -85.71028.

History[edit]

Florida was founded in 1856.[3] It likely took its name from the state of Florida.[4][5] A post office was established at Florida in 1864, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1903.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "Florida, 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. 815.
  4. ^ "Towns named after states". Reading Eagle. Jul 2, 1897. p. 3. Retrieved 14 October 2015.
  5. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 134. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. ...apparently named for the state.
  6. ^ "Madison County". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 1 January 2015.