Kyana, Indiana

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Unincorporated community
Kyana is located in Indiana
Kyana is located in the US
Coordinates: 38°18′18″N 86°46′56″W / 38.30500°N 86.78222°W / 38.30500; -86.78222Coordinates: 38°18′18″N 86°46′56″W / 38.30500°N 86.78222°W / 38.30500; -86.78222
Country United States
State Indiana
County Dubois
Township Jackson
Elevation[1] 505 ft (154 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 47513
Area code(s) 812
GNIS feature ID 437481

Kyana is an unincorporated community located on Indiana State Road 64 in Jackson Township, Dubois County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[2]


Kyana was platted in 1883.[3] The town had its own zip code until 1980.[4] The town was an outgrowth of the construction of the Louisville, Evansville & St. Louis Railroad (now Norfolk Southern). Founded by the Louisville Mining & Manufacturing Company, it bears the abbreviation of its home state (Kentucky), and the termination of the state in which it is located.[5]

A post office was established at Kyana in 1882, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1982.[6]

Kyana was the site of a plane crash on August 28, 1948. A two-seat Aeronca training plane piloted by William Mullen, Jr. was flying at a low altitude when it suddenly dived into the ground in a field near Kyana. The passenger in the plane, Emil Prechtel of nearby Schnellville, died as a result of injuries from the crash. The pilot survived.[7]

Notable people[edit]

Joel Newkirk, Major League pitcher (Chicago Cubs)


Kyana is located at 38°18′18″N 86°46′56″W / 38.30500°N 86.78222°W / 38.30500; -86.78222.


  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved 2016-07-05. 
  2. ^ "Kyana, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2016-07-04. 
  3. ^ Wilson, George R. (1910). History of Dubois County from Its Primitive Days to 1910. p. 364. 
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  5. ^ History and Art Souvenir of Dubois County by George R. Wilson, 1896, p. 64
  6. ^ "Dubois County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 5 July 2016. 
  7. ^ The Daily Herald, Jasper, Indiana August 30, 1948