Gifford, Indiana

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Gifford, Indiana
Unincorporated community
Gifford is located in Indiana
Gifford
Gifford
Gifford is located in the US
Gifford
Gifford
Coordinates: 41°04′15″N 87°03′09″W / 41.07083°N 87.05250°W / 41.07083; -87.05250Coordinates: 41°04′15″N 87°03′09″W / 41.07083°N 87.05250°W / 41.07083; -87.05250
Country United States
State Indiana
County Jasper
Township Barkley
Elevation 686 ft (209 m)
ZIP code 47978
FIPS code 18-27612[1]
GNIS feature ID 435058[2]

Gifford is an unincorporated community in Barkley Township, Jasper County, Indiana.

History[edit]

A post office opened at Gifford in 1899, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1920.[3] The community was named for its founder, Benjamin J. Gifford.[4]

Geography[edit]

Gifford is located at 41°04′15″N 87°03′09″W / 41.07083°N 87.05250°W / 41.07083; -87.05250.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "Gifford, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-17. 
  3. ^ "Jasper County". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on 21 October 2014. Retrieved 21 October 2014. 
  4. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 144. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. ...founded in 1899 by Benjamin J. Gifford, and named for him.