King, Indiana

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King, Indiana
Unincorporated community
King is located in Indiana
King
King
King is located in the US
King
King
Coordinates: 38°18′15″N 87°34′34″W / 38.30417°N 87.57611°W / 38.30417; -87.57611Coordinates: 38°18′15″N 87°34′34″W / 38.30417°N 87.57611°W / 38.30417; -87.57611
Country United States
State Indiana
County Gibson
Township Patoka
Elevation 466 ft (142 m)
ZIP code 47670
FIPS code 18-39780[1]
GNIS feature ID 437317[2]

King is an unincorporated community in Patoka Township, Gibson County, Indiana, United States. It is also referred to as Kings or as King's Station.[2]

History[edit]

King had its start in the early 1850s when the Evansville & Terre Haute Railroad was extended to that point.[3] It was named for John King, a pioneer settler.[4]

A post office was established at King in 1882, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1908.[5]

Geography[edit]

King is located at 38°18′15″N 87°34′34″W / 38.30417°N 87.57611°W / 38.30417; -87.57611.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ a b c "King, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-17. 
  3. ^ Stormont, Gil R. (1914). History of Gibson County, Indiana: Her People, Industries and Institutions, with Biographical Sketches of Representative Citizens and Genealogical Records of Many of the Old Families. B.F.Bowen. p. 305. 
  4. ^ Stormont, Gil R. (1914). History of Gibson County, Indiana: Her People, Industries and Institutions, with Biographical Sketches of Representative Citizens and Genealogical Records of Many of the Old Families. B.F.Bowen. p. 527. 
  5. ^ "Gibson County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 11 September 2014.