Indus, Minnesota

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Indus, Minnesota
Unincorporated community
Indus, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Indus, Minnesota
Indus, Minnesota
Indus, Minnesota is located in the US
Indus, Minnesota
Indus, Minnesota
Location of the community of Indus
within Koochiching County
Coordinates: 48°37′31″N 93°50′16″W / 48.62528°N 93.83778°W / 48.62528; -93.83778Coordinates: 48°37′31″N 93°50′16″W / 48.62528°N 93.83778°W / 48.62528; -93.83778
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Koochiching
Elevation 1,106 ft (337 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 56623 or 56629
Area code(s) 218
GNIS feature ID 645426[1]

Indus is an unincorporated community in Koochiching County, Minnesota, United States.

The community is located between International Falls and Baudette on State Highway 11 (MN 11).

Indus is located within Northwest Koochiching Unorganized Territory.

County Road 83, Town Road 297, and the Rainy River are all in the vicinity.

Nearby places include Birchdale, Loman, and Emo. Indus is located 30 miles west of International Falls; and 38 miles east of Baudette.

History[edit]

A post office called Indus was established in 1902, and remained in operation until 1974.[2] The community was named after the Indus River in Asia.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Indus, Minnesota". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ "Koochiching County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 17 July 2015. 
  3. ^ Warren Upham (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 283. 
  • Rand McNally Road Atlas – 2007 edition – Minnesota entry
  • Official State of Minnesota Highway Map – 2011/2012 edition
  • Mn/DOT map of Koochiching County – Sheet 3 – 2011 edition