Guilford, Indiana

Coordinates: 39°10′05″N 84°54′43″W / 39.16806°N 84.91194°W / 39.16806; -84.91194
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Guilford is located in Dearborn County, Indiana
Coordinates: 39°10′05″N 84°54′43″W / 39.16806°N 84.91194°W / 39.16806; -84.91194
CountryUnited States
499 ft (152 m)
ZIP code
GNIS feature ID435550[1]

Guilford is an unincorporated community in York Township, Dearborn County, Indiana. Located at the forks of Tanners Creek the town was first platted in 1850 to take advantage of the fact that a railroad was soon to be built in the area. This made Guilford a prime spot for attracting farmers and merchants who wanted to ship their products.


Guilford was laid out in 1850.[2] The name might stem from Guildford, in England.[3]

Guilford has the last remaining covered bridge in Dearborn County. Noted bridge builder Archibald M. Kennedy and Sons was hired by the County Commissioners in 1879 to construct the "latest in covered bridges". By 1961, the bridge was slated for replacement with a more durable concrete span. People of the county banded together to save the old structure, raising money and moving it to its present location. It is now the main attraction of the Guilford Covered Bridge Park located at the intersection of IN St Rt 1 and York Ridge.

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  1. ^ "Guilford, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior. Retrieved October 17, 2009.
  2. ^ Shaw, Archibald (1915). History of Dearborn County, Indiana: Her People, Industries and Institutions. Indianapolis: B. F. Bowen and Company, Inc. pp. 229.
  3. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 153. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. ...and possibly was named for the English town...