Guion, Indiana

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Guion
Unincorporated community
Parke County's location in Indiana
Parke County's location in Indiana
Guion is located in Parke County, Indiana
Guion
Guion
Location in Parke County
Coordinates: 39°50′34″N 87°06′41″W / 39.84278°N 87.11139°W / 39.84278; -87.11139Coordinates: 39°50′34″N 87°06′41″W / 39.84278°N 87.11139°W / 39.84278; -87.11139
Country United States
State Indiana
County Parke
Township Greene
Elevation[1] 656 ft (200 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 47872 (Post Office: Rockville)
Area code(s) 765
GNIS feature ID 435552

Guion (also known as Bruens Crossroads, Bruins or Cross Roads) is an unincorporated community in Greene Township, Parke County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[2] It is near the western intersection of Indiana State Road 59 and Indiana State Road 236.

History[edit]

Guion was platted in 1882.[3] The community was named in honor of William Howe Guion, a railroad promoter.[4] A post office was established at Guion in 1878, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1943.[5]

Geography[edit]

Guion is located at 39°50′34″N 87°06′41″W / 39.84278°N 87.11139°W / 39.84278; -87.11139 at an elevation of 656 feet.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved 2017-04-16. 
  2. ^ "Guion, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2010-11-01. 
  3. ^ History of Parke and Vermillion Counties, Indiana. B.F. Bowen & Cos. 1913. p. 184. 
  4. ^ 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. ...is for William H. Guion, a New York stockholder in the railroad... 
  5. ^ "Parke County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved April 16, 2017.