Moran, Indiana

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Moran
Moran is located in Clinton County, Indiana
Moran
Moran
Coordinates: 40°23′15″N 86°30′55″W / 40.38750°N 86.51528°W / 40.38750; -86.51528Coordinates: 40°23′15″N 86°30′55″W / 40.38750°N 86.51528°W / 40.38750; -86.51528
CountryUnited States
StateIndiana
CountyClinton
TownshipOwen
Founded1873
Elevation
801 ft (244 m)
ZIP code
46041
FIPS code18-51012[1]
GNIS feature ID439418[2]

Moran is an unincorporated community in Owen Township, Clinton County, Indiana. Originally a station on the Vandalia Railroad, Moran was laid out by Noah L. Bunnell in October, 1873, and named for an official of the railroad. The official, who was from Sedalia, Illinois, also suggested the name of the nearby town of Sedalia, Indiana.[3]

A post office was established at Moran in 1872, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1955.[4]

Geography[edit]

Moran is located at 40°23′15″N 86°30′55″W / 40.38750°N 86.51528°W / 40.38750; -86.51528.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "Moran, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-17.
  3. ^ Claybaugh, Joseph (1913). "Owen Township". History of Clinton County, Indiana. Indianapolis: A. W. Bowen & Company.
  4. ^ "Clinton County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 30 August 2014.