Freeland Park, Indiana

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Freeland Park
Unincorporated community
An open lot in Freeland Park.
An open lot in Freeland Park.
Benton County's location in Indiana
Benton County's location in Indiana
Freeland Park is located in Benton County, Indiana
Freeland Park
Freeland Park
Freeland Park's location in Benton County
Coordinates: 40°36′52″N 87°29′28″W / 40.61444°N 87.49111°W / 40.61444; -87.49111Coordinates: 40°36′52″N 87°29′28″W / 40.61444°N 87.49111°W / 40.61444; -87.49111
Country United States
State Indiana
County Benton
Township Parish Grove
Elevation 725 ft (221 m)
ZIP code 47944
FIPS code 18-25792[1]
GNIS feature ID 434812[2]

Freeland Park is an unincorporated community in Parish Grove Township, Benton County, Indiana. It is part of the Lafayette, Indiana Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

Freeland Park was named for Antoine Freeland, the original owner of the town site,[3] and stood at the terminus of the Freeland Park branch of the Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railroad. A fire in 1914 badly damaged the town's business district. In the 1920s Freeland Park had two grain elevators, a high school, a Presbyterian church and eight to ten businesses.[4]

A post office was established at Freeland Park in 1901, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1957.[5]

Geography[edit]

Freeland Park is located at 40°36′52″N 87°29′28″W / 40.61444°N 87.49111°W / 40.61444; -87.49111 in Parish Grove Township, half a mile south of the intersection of Indiana State Roads 18 and 71.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "Freeland Park, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-17. 
  3. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 138. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. ...and named for Antoine Freeland, who owned the land. 
  4. ^ Birch, Jesse Setlington (1942) [1928]. "Unincorporated community s of the County". History of Benton County and Historic Oxford. Oxford, Indiana: Craw & Craw. p. 202. 
  5. ^ "Benton County". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on 3 September 2014. Retrieved 26 August 2014.