Jordan, Owen County, Indiana

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Unincorporated community
The former Jordan United Presbyterian Church
The former Jordan United Presbyterian Church
Jordan is located in Indiana
Jordan is located in the US
Coordinates: 39°23′54″N 86°55′00″W / 39.39833°N 86.91667°W / 39.39833; -86.91667Coordinates: 39°23′54″N 86°55′00″W / 39.39833°N 86.91667°W / 39.39833; -86.91667
Country United States
State Indiana
County Owen
Township Morgan
Elevation[1] 653 ft (199 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 47868
Area code(s) 812, 930
GNIS feature ID 437109

Jordan is an unincorporated community in Morgan Township, Owen County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[2]


An old variant name is Jordan Village.[3] A post office was established under the name Jordan Village in 1854, and remained in operation until 1922.[4] According to Ronald L. Baker, the community was probably named after the Jordan family of settlers.[5] An older volume of local history states the nearby Jordan Creek was named after the Jordan River in West Asia.[6]

Photo from Small Town Indiana photo survey.


Jordan is located at 39°23′54″N 86°55′00″W / 39.39833°N 86.91667°W / 39.39833; -86.91667 at an elevation of 653 feet.


  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved 2017-04-29. 
  2. ^ "Jordan, Owen County, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-23. 
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Jordan, Owen County, Indiana
  4. ^ "Owen County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 21 September 2015. 
  5. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 181. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. Apparently the name is for the local Jordan family. 
  6. ^ Blanchard, Charles (1884). Counties of Clay and Owen, Indiana: Historical and Biographical. F.A. Battey & Company. p. 15.