Geneva, Shelby County, Indiana

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Geneva
Unincorporated community
Geneva is located in Indiana
Geneva
Geneva
Geneva is located in the US
Geneva
Geneva
Coordinates: 39°23′30″N 85°43′12″W / 39.39167°N 85.72000°W / 39.39167; -85.72000Coordinates: 39°23′30″N 85°43′12″W / 39.39167°N 85.72000°W / 39.39167; -85.72000
Country United States
State Indiana
County Shelby
Township Noble
Elevation[1] 758 ft (231 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 47234
FIPS code 18-27252[2]
GNIS feature ID 435013

Geneva is an unincorporated community in Noble Township, Shelby County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[3]

History[edit]

Geneva was platted in 1853.[4] The community took its name after Geneva, in Switzerland.[5] An old variant name of the community was called Sulphur Hill.[6]

A post office was established under the name Sulphur Hill in 1836, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1904.[7]

Geography[edit]

Geneva is located at 39°23′30″N 85°43′12″W / 39.39167°N 85.72000°W / 39.39167; -85.72000, about 7 miles south west of St Paul, on East Vandalia Road.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved 2016-11-06. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Geneva, Shelby County, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-17. 
  4. ^ Chadwick, Edward H. (1909). Chadwick's History of Shelby County, Indiana. B.F. Bowen. p. 97. 
  5. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 143. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. ...named for the Swiss city. 
  6. ^ "USGS detail on Geneva - Variant Citation". Retrieved 2016-11-08. 
  7. ^ "Shelby County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved November 8, 2016.