Foster, Indiana

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Foster, Indiana
Unincorporated community
Foster is located in Warren County, Indiana
Foster
Foster
Foster is located in Indiana
Foster
Foster
Foster is located in the US
Foster
Foster
Coordinates: 40°8′52″N 87°28′17″W / 40.14778°N 87.47139°W / 40.14778; -87.47139Coordinates: 40°8′52″N 87°28′17″W / 40.14778°N 87.47139°W / 40.14778; -87.47139
Country United States
State Indiana
County Warren
Township Mound
Founded 1893
Named for William R. Foster
Elevation[1] 633 ft (193 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 47993
Area code(s) 765
GNIS feature ID 434696

Foster is a small unincorporated community in Mound Township, Warren County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[2]

History[edit]

Foster was platted April 25, 1893 on land donated by William R. Foster, an early settler.[3] At one time the town had a post office, blacksmith shop, railroad depot, two stores, a stockyard, a threshing machine, a grain elevator and a sawmill.[4] Currently it consists of a few private residences, a couple of small shops and a motel.

A post office was established at Foster in 1883, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1905.[5]

Geography[edit]

Foster is located just north of U.S. Route 136 about 5 miles (8.0 km) west of Covington and about 3 miles (4.8 km) east of the Indiana-Illinois border. The Vermilion Valley Railroad (originally the New York Central Railroad) passes through Fowler, and the north fork of Spring Creek flows along its western edge.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved 2016-07-10. 
  2. ^ "Foster, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-17. 
  3. ^ Baker, Ronald L.; Carmony, Marvin (1975). Indiana Place Names. Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press. p. 54. 
  4. ^ A History of Warren County, Indiana (175th Anniversary Edition). Warren County Historical Society. 2002. p. 71. 
  5. ^ "Warren County". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on April 9, 2005. Retrieved July 10, 2016. 
  6. ^ "USGS detail on Foster". Retrieved 2007-09-28.