Homer, Indiana

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Homer, Indiana
Unincorporated community
Homer is located in Indiana
Homer
Homer
Homer is located in the US
Homer
Homer
Coordinates: 39°34′41″N 85°34′41″W / 39.57806°N 85.57806°W / 39.57806; -85.57806Coordinates: 39°34′41″N 85°34′41″W / 39.57806°N 85.57806°W / 39.57806; -85.57806
Country United States
State Indiana
County Rush
Township Walker
Elevation[1] 906 ft (276 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 46146
Area code(s) 765
GNIS feature ID 436372

Homer (also Goddard or Slabtown) is an unincorporated community in central Walker Township, Rush County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[2] Although Homer is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 46146.[3]

History[edit]

Homer was originally called Slabtown, and under the latter name had its start around 1850 when a sawmill was established at that point.[4]

A post office was established under the name Goddard in 1840 and was discontinued in 1852. Another post office with the name Homer ran from 1854 to 2000.[5]

Geography[edit]

It lies along State Road 44, west-southwest of the city of Rushville, the county seat of Rush County.[6] Its elevation is 935 feet (285 m), and it is located at 39°34′41″N 85°34′41″W / 39.57806°N 85.57806°W / 39.57806; -85.57806 (39.5781027, -85.5780295).[7]

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved 2017-02-25. 
  2. ^ "Homer, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-17. 
  3. ^ Zip Code Lookup
  4. ^ History of Rush County, Indiana: From the Earliest Time to the Present, with Biographical Sketches, Notes, Etc. Eastern Indiana Publishing Company. 1888. p. 669. 
  5. ^ "Rush County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved February 25, 2017. 
  6. ^ DeLorme. Indiana Atlas & Gazetteer, 3rd ed. Yarmouth: DeLorme, 2004, p. 46. ISBN 0-89933-319-2.
  7. ^ Geographic Names Information System Feature Detail Report, Geographic Names Information System, 1979-02-14. Accessed 2008-06-01.
  8. ^ 'Illinois Blue Book 1967-1968,' Biographical Sketch of Marjorie Pebworth, pg. 203