Mount Zion, Indiana

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Mount Zion, Indiana
Unincorporated community
Mount Zion, Indiana.jpg
Wells County's location in Indiana
Wells County's location in Indiana
Mount Zion is located in Wells County, Indiana
Mount Zion
Mount Zion
Location of Mount Zion in Wells County
Coordinates: 40°39′01″N 85°20′05″W / 40.65028°N 85.33472°W / 40.65028; -85.33472Coordinates: 40°39′01″N 85°20′05″W / 40.65028°N 85.33472°W / 40.65028; -85.33472
Country United States
State Indiana
County Wells
Township Jackson
Elevation[1] 863 ft (263 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 46792
FIPS code 18-51786[2]
GNIS feature ID 439724

Mount Zion is an unincorporated community in Jackson Township, Wells County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[3]

History[edit]

A post office was established at Mount Zion in 1873, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1917.[4] The community took its name from the nearby Mount Zion Church.[5]

Geography[edit]

Mount Zion is located at 40°39′01″N 85°20′05″W / 40.65028°N 85.33472°W / 40.65028; -85.33472.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved 2016-07-07. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Mount Zion, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved July 24, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Wells County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved July 7, 2016. 
  5. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 231. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. The name is for a church around which the village was built.