Gem, Indiana

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Gem, Indiana
Unincorporated community
Gem is located in Indiana
Gem
Gem
Gem is located in the US
Gem
Gem
Coordinates: 39°46′46″N 85°53′48″W / 39.77944°N 85.89667°W / 39.77944; -85.89667Coordinates: 39°46′46″N 85°53′48″W / 39.77944°N 85.89667°W / 39.77944; -85.89667
CountryUnited States
StateIndiana
CountyHancock
TownshipSugar Creek
Elevation856 ft (261 m)
ZIP code46140
FIPS code18-27198[1]
GNIS feature ID435008[2]

Gem is an unincorporated community in Sugar Creek Township, Hancock County, Indiana.

History[edit]

Gem was never properly laid out or platted. A store and a saw mill were built at Gem in 1871.[3]

A post office was established at Gem in 1877, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1907.[4]

Geography[edit]

Gem is located at 39°46′46″N 85°53′48″W / 39.77944°N 85.89667°W / 39.77944; -85.89667.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "Gem, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-17.
  3. ^ Richman, George J. (1916). History of Hancock County, Indiana: Its People, Industries and Institutions. Wm. Mitchell Printing Company. p. 781.
  4. ^ "Hancock County". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on 2 February 2016. Retrieved 17 September 2014.