Modesto, Indiana

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Modesto
Unincorporated community
One of the few houses remaining at Modesto
One of the few houses remaining at Modesto
Modesto is located in Indiana
Modesto
Modesto
Modesto is located in the US
Modesto
Modesto
Coordinates: 39°16′11″N 86°32′54″W / 39.26972°N 86.54833°W / 39.26972; -86.54833Coordinates: 39°16′11″N 86°32′54″W / 39.26972°N 86.54833°W / 39.26972; -86.54833
Country United States
State Indiana
County Monroe
Township Washington
Elevation 617 ft (188 m)
ZIP code 47404
FIPS code 18-50040[1]
GNIS feature ID 439306[2]

Modesto is an unincorporated community in Washington Township, Monroe County, Indiana.

History[edit]

A post office was established at Modesto in 1892, and remained in operation until 1903.[3] According to Ronald L. Baker, the community was probably named after Modesto, California.[4]

Geography[edit]

Modesto is located at 39°16′11″N 86°32′54″W / 39.26972°N 86.54833°W / 39.26972; -86.54833.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "Modesto, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-17. 
  3. ^ "Monroe County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 5 September 2015. 
  4. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 224. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. ...found in California dating from 1870 and most likely is a transfer.