Gravelton, Indiana

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Gravelton, Indiana
Unincorporated community
Gravelton is located in Indiana
Gravelton
Gravelton
Gravelton is located in the US
Gravelton
Gravelton
Coordinates: 41°26′09″N 85°55′27″W / 41.43583°N 85.92417°W / 41.43583; -85.92417Coordinates: 41°26′09″N 85°55′27″W / 41.43583°N 85.92417°W / 41.43583; -85.92417
Country United States
State Indiana
County Elkhart, Kosciusko
Township Union, Jefferson
Elevation[1] 846 ft (258 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 46550
FIPS code 18-29052[2]
GNIS feature ID 435362

Gravelton is an unincorporated community in Elkhart and Kosciusko counties, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[3]

History[edit]

Gravelton was platted in 1876.[4] The name likely refers to the presence of a gravel pit.[5] A post office was established at Gravelton in 1876, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1906.[6]

Geography[edit]

Gravelton is located at 41°26′09″N 85°55′27″W / 41.43583°N 85.92417°W / 41.43583; -85.92417.

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. ^ "Gravelton, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-17. 
  4. ^ Royse, L. W. (1919). A Standard History of Kosciusko County, Indiana. Lewis Publishing Company. p. 376. 
  5. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 150. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. ...and apparently was named for a gravel pit once here. 
  6. ^ "Kosciusko County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved June 7, 2017.