Klondyke, Parke County, Indiana

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Klondyke
Unincorporated community
Parke County's location in Indiana
Parke County's location in Indiana
Klondyke is located in Parke County, Indiana
Klondyke
Klondyke
Location in Parke County
Coordinates: 39°47′28″N 87°20′21″W / 39.79111°N 87.33917°W / 39.79111; -87.33917Coordinates: 39°47′28″N 87°20′21″W / 39.79111°N 87.33917°W / 39.79111; -87.33917
Country United States
State Indiana
County Parke
Township Reserve
Elevation[1] 545 ft (166 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 47862
Area code(s) 765
GNIS feature ID 437382

Klondyke is an unincorporated community in southern Reserve Township, Parke County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[2]

History[edit]

Klondyke was founded in 1907, and probably was so named in commemoration of the Klondike Gold Rush.[3]

Geography[edit]

Klondyke is located at 39°47′28″N 87°20′21″W / 39.79111°N 87.33917°W / 39.79111; -87.33917 at an elevation of 545 feet.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved 2017-04-16. 
  2. ^ "Klondyke, Parke County, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2010-11-01. 
  3. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. ...platted in 1907 and supposedly named for the Canadian Klondike, noted for the Gold Rush of 1898... ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. 186