Needham, Indiana

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Unincorporated community
Needham is located in Indiana
Needham is located in the US
Coordinates: 39°31′48″N 85°58′16″W / 39.53000°N 85.97111°W / 39.53000; -85.97111Coordinates: 39°31′48″N 85°58′16″W / 39.53000°N 85.97111°W / 39.53000; -85.97111
Country United States
State Indiana
County Johnson
Township Needham
Elevation 738 ft (225 m)
ZIP code 46131
FIPS code 18-52146[1]
GNIS feature ID 439969[2]

Needham is an unincorporated community in Needham Township, Johnson County, Indiana.


Needham was platted in 1866 by Noah Needham.[3]

The post office was established as Needhams Station.[4] The Needhams Station post office opened in 1866, and was officially renamed Needham in 1882.[5]


Needham is located at 39°31′48″N 85°58′16″W / 39.53000°N 85.97111°W / 39.53000; -85.97111.


  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "Needham, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-17. 
  3. ^ Branigin, Elba L. (1913). History of Johnson County, Indiana. B. F. Bowen & Company. p. 550. 
  4. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 233. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. ...first called Needhams Station... 
  5. ^ "Johnson County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 12 November 2014.