Johnson, Indiana

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Johnson, Indiana
Unincorporated community
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Johnson is located in Indiana
Johnson
Johnson
Johnson is located in the US
Johnson
Johnson
Coordinates: 38°16′40″N 087°44′45″W / 38.27778°N 87.74583°W / 38.27778; -87.74583Coordinates: 38°16′40″N 087°44′45″W / 38.27778°N 87.74583°W / 38.27778; -87.74583
Country United States
State Indiana
County Gibson
Township Montgomery
Elevation[1] 430 ft (131 m)
ZIP code 47665
GNIS feature ID 0437029[2]

Johnson is an unincorporated town in Montgomery Township, Gibson County, Indiana, United States. It should not be confused with Johnson County, Indiana which is in a different location and named for a different figure.

History[edit]

A post office was established at Johnson in 1914, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1930.[3] The community was named for Mr. Johnson, a railroad official.[4] The original site was just one of many villages for the Native American tribe of Piankeshaw.

Geography[edit]

Johnson is located at 38°16′40″N 087°44′45″W / 38.27778°N 87.74583°W / 38.27778; -87.74583 at an elevation of 430 feet.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "Johnson, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-17. 
  3. ^ "Gibson County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 11 September 2014. 
  4. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 180. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. ...and named for a railroad construction superintendent.