Marion, Shelby County, Indiana

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Marion
Marion is located in Indiana
Marion
Marion
Marion is located in the United States
Marion
Marion
Coordinates: 39°35′16″N 85°45′32″W / 39.58778°N 85.75889°W / 39.58778; -85.75889Coordinates: 39°35′16″N 85°45′32″W / 39.58778°N 85.75889°W / 39.58778; -85.75889
CountryUnited States
StateIndiana
CountyShelby
TownshipMarion
Elevation794 ft (242 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
46176
GNIS feature ID438610

Marion is an unincorporated community in Marion Township, Shelby County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[2]

History[edit]

Marion was platted in 1820.[3] The community was named for Francis Marion, an army officer during the American Revolutionary War,[4] A post office opened at Marion in 1823.[5] The post office was later renamed Noah and was discontinued in 1902.[6]

Marion once contained a high school which closed in about 1908.[7]

Geography[edit]

Marion is located at 39°35′16″N 85°45′32″W / 39.58778°N 85.75889°W / 39.58778; -85.75889.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "Marion, Shelby County, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2016-11-08.
  3. ^ Chadwick, Edward H. (1909). Chadwick's History of Shelby County, Indiana. B.F. Bowen. p. 69.
  4. ^ Chadwick, Edward H. (1909). Chadwick's History of Shelby County, Indiana. B.F. Bowen. p. 90.
  5. ^ "Shelby County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 4 December 2015.
  6. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 211. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. ...changed to Noah on September 5, 1836...
  7. ^ Shelby County, Indiana History & Families. Turner Publishing Company. 1992. p. 57. ISBN 978-1-56311-078-8.