Packerton, Indiana

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Packerton, Indiana
Unincorporated community
Packerton is located in Indiana
Packerton
Packerton
Packerton is located in the US
Packerton
Packerton
Coordinates: 41°06′59″N 85°47′51″W / 41.11639°N 85.79750°W / 41.11639; -85.79750Coordinates: 41°06′59″N 85°47′51″W / 41.11639°N 85.79750°W / 41.11639; -85.79750
Country United States
State Indiana
County Kosciusko
Township Clay
Elevation[1] 919 ft (280 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 46510
GNIS feature ID 440823

Packerton is an unincorporated community in Clay Township, Kosciusko County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[2]

History[edit]

Packerton was laid out as a town in 1882 by John C. Packer, when the railroad was extended to that point.[3] A post office was established at Packerton in 1881, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1926.[4]

The community is the namesake of the Packerton Moraine.

Geography[edit]

Packerton is located at 41°06′59″N 85°47′51″W / 41.11639°N 85.79750°W / 41.11639; -85.79750.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved 2016-10-03. 
  2. ^ "Packerton, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2017-06-07. 
  3. ^ Biographical and Historical Record of Kosciusko County, Indiana. Lewis Publishing Company. 1887. p. 724. 
  4. ^ "Kosciusko County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 25 November 2014.