Jordan, Owen County, Indiana

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Jordan
Unincorporated community
The former Jordan United Presbyterian Church
The former Jordan United Presbyterian Church
Jordan is located in Indiana
Jordan
Jordan
Jordan is located in the US
Jordan
Jordan
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]

History[edit]

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.

Geography[edit]

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.

References[edit]

  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.