Lockport, Indiana

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Lockport
Unincorporated community
Carroll County's location in Indiana
Carroll County's location in Indiana
Lockport is located in Carroll County, Indiana
Lockport
Lockport
Location in Carroll County
Coordinates: 40°41′57″N 86°34′25″W / 40.69917°N 86.57361°W / 40.69917; -86.57361Coordinates: 40°41′57″N 86°34′25″W / 40.69917°N 86.57361°W / 40.69917; -86.57361
Country United States
State Indiana
County Carroll
Township Adams
Elevation 587 ft (179 m)
ZIP code 47926
FIPS code 18-44550[1]
GNIS feature ID 438202[2]

Lockport is an unincorporated community in Adams Township, Carroll County, Indiana. It is part of the Lafayette, Indiana Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

A post office was established at Lockport in 1838, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1904.[3] The birth of the town, and its name, are related to the set of lock gates that one would have encountered on the Wabash and Erie Canal.[4][5]

Geography[edit]

Lockport is located at 40°41′57″N 86°34′25″W / 40.69917°N 86.57361°W / 40.69917; -86.57361, less than half a mile northwest of the Wabash River. Burnetts Creek flows along the east side of town.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "Lockport, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-17. 
  3. ^ "Carroll County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 28 August 2014. 
  4. ^ Odell, John Curtis (1916). History of Carroll County, Indiana: Its People, Industries and Institutions. B.F. Bowen. p. 80. 
  5. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 200. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. ...on the Wabash and Erie Canal and named for the locks here.