Lapland, Indiana

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Lapland, Indiana
Unincorporated community
Lapland is located in Montgomery County, Indiana
Lapland
Lapland
Location in Montgomery County
Coordinates: 39°54′18″N 86°54′10″W / 39.90500°N 86.90278°W / 39.90500; -86.90278Coordinates: 39°54′18″N 86°54′10″W / 39.90500°N 86.90278°W / 39.90500; -86.90278
Country United States
State Indiana
County Montgomery
Township Scott
Elevation[1] 843 ft (257 m)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code 47954
Area code(s) 765
FIPS code 18-42240[2]
GNIS feature ID 437629

Lapland is an unincorporated community in Scott Township, Montgomery County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[3]

History[edit]

Lapland was platted by William Davis in 1887.[4] The community was probably named after Lapland, in Scandinavia.[5] A post office was established at Lapland in 1885, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1899.[6]

Geography[edit]

Lapland is located at 39°54′18″N 86°54′10″W / 39.90500°N 86.90278°W / 39.90500; -86.90278.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved 2017-05-09. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Lapland, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-17. 
  4. ^ History of Montgomery County, Indiana : with personal sketches of representative citizens. pg 504
  5. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 192. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. ...apparently named for the northern European region... 
  6. ^ "Montgomery County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 7 September 2015.