Montmorenci, Indiana

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Montmorenci
Census-designated place
Montmorenci's grain elevators silhouetted at dusk
Montmorenci's grain elevators silhouetted at dusk
Tippecanoe County's location in Indiana
Tippecanoe County's location in Indiana
Montmorenci is located in Tippecanoe County, Indiana
Montmorenci
Montmorenci
Location in Tippecanoe County
Coordinates: 40°28′27″N 087°01′46″W / 40.47417°N 87.02944°W / 40.47417; -87.02944Coordinates: 40°28′27″N 087°01′46″W / 40.47417°N 87.02944°W / 40.47417; -87.02944
Country United States
State Indiana
County Tippecanoe
Township Shelby
Elevation[1] 699 ft (213 m)
ZIP code 47962[2]
GNIS feature ID 439370

Montmorenci is an unincorporated census-designated place in Shelby Township, Tippecanoe County, Indiana.[3] Older maps sometimes spell the name Montmorency or Montmorencie.

It is part of the Lafayette, Indiana Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

An old variant name of the community was called Bringham's Grove.[4]

A post office was established under the name Bringham's Grove in 1846, and was renamed to Montmorenci in 1853. It is still currently in operation.[5]

Geography[edit]

Montmorenci is located at 40°28'28" North, 87°01'46" West (40.474444, -87.029444) in Shelby Township, at the intersection of U.S. Routes 52 and 231. It has an elevation of 699 feet.

Education[edit]

All public education is provided by the Benton Community School Corporation. Students attend Otterbein Elementary in grades K-6, then move on to Benton Central Jr./Sr. High School in grades 7-12.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "USPS.com® - ZIP Code™ Lookup". usps.com.  C1 control character in |title= at position 21 (help)
  3. ^ "Montmorenci, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-17. 
  4. ^ "USGS detail on Montmorenci - Variant Citation". Retrieved 2016-07-25. 
  5. ^ "Tippecanoe County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved July 25, 2016.