Garfield, Indiana

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Garfield, Indiana
Unincorporated community
Garfield is located in Montgomery County, Indiana
Garfield
Garfield
Location in Montgomery County
Coordinates: 40°04′59″N 86°49′26″W / 40.08306°N 86.82389°W / 40.08306; -86.82389Coordinates: 40°04′59″N 86°49′26″W / 40.08306°N 86.82389°W / 40.08306; -86.82389
Country United States
State Indiana
County Montgomery
Township Union
Elevation[1] 797 ft (243 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 47933
Area code(s) 765
FIPS code 18-26375[2]
GNIS feature ID 434956

Garfield is an unincorporated community in Union Township, Montgomery County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[3]

History[edit]

A post office was established at Garfield in 1880, and remained in operation until 1907.[4] The community was named after James A. Garfield (1831–1881), 20th President of the United States.[5]

Geography[edit]

Garfield is located at 40°04′59″N 86°49′26″W / 40.08306°N 86.82389°W / 40.08306; -86.82389.

Education[edit]

Residents are zoned to North Montgomery Community School Corporation schools. Elementary students are zoned to Sugar Creek Elementary School.[6] Secondary students attend Northridge Middle School and North Montgomery High School.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved 2017-05-09. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Garfield, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-17. 
  4. ^ "Montgomery County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 7 September 2015. 
  5. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 141. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. ...probably named for James A. Garfield, who was elected president... 
  6. ^ "About Us" (Archive). North Montgomery School Corporation. Retrieved on December 25, 2016. See attendance boundary map on the page.