Freeport, Indiana

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Freeport, Indiana
Freeport is located in Indiana
Freeport
Freeport
Freeport is located in the United States
Freeport
Freeport
Coordinates: 39°39′31″N 85°43′33″W / 39.65861°N 85.72583°W / 39.65861; -85.72583Coordinates: 39°39′31″N 85°43′33″W / 39.65861°N 85.72583°W / 39.65861; -85.72583
CountryUnited States
StateIndiana
CountyShelby
TownshipHanover
Elevation810 ft (247 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
46161
GNIS feature ID434821

Freeport is an unincorporated community in Hanover Township, Shelby County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[2]

History[edit]

Freeport was platted in 1836.[3] The community was so named for its status as a shipping point.[4] A post office was established at Freeport in 1837, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1902.[5]

Geography[edit]

Freeport is located at 39°39′31″N 85°43′33″W / 39.65861°N 85.72583°W / 39.65861; -85.72583.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "Freeport, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved July 30, 2017.
  3. ^ Chadwick, Edward H. (1909). Chadwick's History of Shelby County, Indiana. B.F. Bowen. p. 86.
  4. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 139. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. a free place to load cargo.
  5. ^ "Shelby County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved January 5, 2017.