Peoga, Indiana

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Peoga, Indiana
Unincorporated community
Peoga, Indiana.jpg
Peoga is located in Indiana
Peoga
Peoga
Peoga is located in the US
Peoga
Peoga
Coordinates: 39°20′35″N 86°08′39″W / 39.34306°N 86.14417°W / 39.34306; -86.14417Coordinates: 39°20′35″N 86°08′39″W / 39.34306°N 86.14417°W / 39.34306; -86.14417
Country United States
State Indiana
County Johnson
Township Hensley
Elevation[1] 1,001 ft (305 m)
ZIP code 46181
FIPS code 18-58824[2]
GNIS feature ID 441007

Peoga is an unincorporated community in Brown and Johnson counties, Indiana.[3]

History[edit]

A post office was established at Peoga in 1898, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1903.[4] According to one source, Peoga is believed to be derived from an Indian word meaning "village".[5]

Geography[edit]

Peoga is located at 39°20′35″N 86°08′39″W / 39.34306°N 86.14417°W / 39.34306; -86.14417.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Peoga, Indiana
  4. ^ "Johnson County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 12 November 2014.
  5. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 259. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. ...some villagers have claimed that Peoga is a Native American word for "village"