Friendswood, Indiana

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Friendswood
Unincorporated community
Friendswood is located in Indiana
Friendswood
Friendswood
Friendswood is located in the US
Friendswood
Friendswood
Coordinates: 39°38′47″N 86°19′58″W / 39.64639°N 86.33278°W / 39.64639; -86.33278Coordinates: 39°38′47″N 86°19′58″W / 39.64639°N 86.33278°W / 39.64639; -86.33278
Country United States
State Indiana
County Hendricks
Township Guilford
Elevation 725 ft (221 m)
ZIP code 46113
FIPS code 18-26044[1]
GNIS feature ID 434871[2]

Friendswood is an unincorporated community in Guilford Township, Hendricks County, Indiana.

History[edit]

Friendswood was a station and shipping point on the railroad.[3] A post office was established at Friendswood in 1868, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1909.[4] One source speculates the name may indicate the presence of Friends, or Quakers.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "Friendswood, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-17. 
  3. ^ History of Hendricks County, Indiana: Together with Sketches of Its Cities, Villages and Towns, Educational, Religious, Civil, Military, and Political History, Portraits of Prominent Persons, and Biographies of Representative Citizens. Inter-State Publishing Company. 1885. p. 616. 
  4. ^ "Hendricks County". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on 6 October 2014. Retrieved 3 October 2014. 
  5. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 140. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. ...perhaps suggesting a Quaker influence...