Lena, Indiana

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Lena
Unincorporated community
Parke County's location in Indiana
Parke County's location in Indiana
Lena is located in Parke County, Indiana
Lena
Lena
Location in Parke County
Coordinates: 39°36′18″N 87°06′26″W / 39.60500°N 87.10722°W / 39.60500; -87.10722Coordinates: 39°36′18″N 87°06′26″W / 39.60500°N 87.10722°W / 39.60500; -87.10722
Country United States
State Indiana
County Parke
Township Jackson
Elevation[1] 686 ft (209 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 47834
Area code(s) 765
GNIS feature ID 437775

Lena is an unincorporated community in southern Jackson Township, Parke County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[2] A portion of Lena also extends into Clay County, just north of Carbon. This portion of Lena is referred to as Marysville.[3]

History[edit]

Lena was platted in 1870 when the railroad was extended to that point.[4] A post office was established at Lena in 1880, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1936.[5]

Geography[edit]

Lena is located at 39°36′18″N 87°06′26″W / 39.60500°N 87.10722°W / 39.60500; -87.10722 at an elevation of 689 feet.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved 2017-04-29. 
  2. ^ "Lena, 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. 195. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. ...consequently, Marysville, q.v., a Clay County community adjoining Lena on the south, also popularly was known as Lena. 
  4. ^ History of Parke and Vermillion Counties, Indiana. B.F. Bowen & Cos. 1913. p. 190. 
  5. ^ "Parke County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 30 August 2014.