Hobbs, Indiana

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Hobbs
Unincorporated community
Hobbs is located in Indiana
Hobbs
Hobbs
Hobbs is located in the US
Hobbs
Hobbs
Coordinates: 40°17′01″N 85°56′51″W / 40.28361°N 85.94750°W / 40.28361; -85.94750Coordinates: 40°17′01″N 85°56′51″W / 40.28361°N 85.94750°W / 40.28361; -85.94750
Country United States
State Indiana
County Tipton
Township Madison
Elevation[1] 869 ft (265 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 46047
FIPS code 18-34168[2]
GNIS feature ID 436258

Hobbs is an unincorporated community in Madison Township, Tipton County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[3]

It is part of the Kokomo, Indiana, Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

Hobbs was founded in 1878 by Henderson Hobbs. He built his farm just next to the Lake Erie & Western Railroad that ran through the area.[4] A Christian church was founded in 1884. They converted an old school house turned blacksmith shop into a church in 1896. A new building was constructed in 1911.[5] A Methodist Episcopal Church was founded in the community in 1909 after separating from the church in Windfall.[6] As of 1914, Hobbs had a population of 200. During that time, mills for flour and wood were the primary economic drivers.[4]

The Hobbs post office has been in operation since 1876.[7]

Geography[edit]

Hobbs is located at 40°17′01″N 85°56′51″W / 40.28361°N 85.94750°W / 40.28361; -85.94750.

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Footnotes[edit]

Sources[edit]

  • Pershing, Marvin W. "History of Tipton County, Indiana: Her People, Industries and Institutions". Indianapolis: B.F. Bowen (1914).