Matamoras, Indiana

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Matamoras
Unincorporated community
West entrance of Matamoras, Indiana
West entrance of Matamoras, Indiana
Blackford County's location in Indiana
Blackford County's location in Indiana
Matamoras is located in Blackford County, Indiana
Matamoras
Matamoras
Location in Blackford County
Coordinates: 40°33′15″N 85°15′47″W / 40.55417°N 85.26306°W / 40.55417; -85.26306Coordinates: 40°33′15″N 85°15′47″W / 40.55417°N 85.26306°W / 40.55417; -85.26306
Country United States
State Indiana
County Blackford
Township Harrison
Established circa 1833
Elevation 869 ft (265 m)
ZIP code 47359
FIPS code 18-47550[1]
GNIS feature ID 438709[2]

Matamoras is an unincorporated community in the northeast portion of Harrison Township, Blackford County, Indiana. Matamoras is Blackford County's oldest community, although it was not the first to be platted.[3]

Blackford County, Indiana 1888

Geography[edit]

Matamoras is located on the Salamonie River, less than one mile east of Montpelier.

History[edit]

It was likely named after Matamoros, Mexico, a battleground in the Mexican–American War.[4]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "Matamoras, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-17. 
  3. ^ A History of Blackford County, p. 117.
  4. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 212. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. This village probably was named for the Mexican city captured by American troops... 

References[edit]

  • A History of Blackford County, Indiana : with historical accounts of the county, 1838-1986 [and] histories of families who have lived in the county. Hartford City, Indiana: Blackford County Historical Society. 1986. p. 302. OCLC 15144953.