Pershing, Indiana

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Pershing, Indiana
Unincorporated community
Pershing is located in Indiana
Pershing is located in the US
Coordinates: 41°5′46″N 86°19′8″W / 41.09611°N 86.31889°W / 41.09611; -86.31889Coordinates: 41°5′46″N 86°19′8″W / 41.09611°N 86.31889°W / 41.09611; -86.31889
Country United States
State Indiana
County Fulton
Township Rochester
Elevation[1] 751 ft (229 m)
GNIS feature ID 441039

Pershing is an unincorporated community in northern Rochester Township, Fulton County, Indiana, United States. It lies along County Road 400W, northwest of the city of Rochester, the county seat of Fulton County.[2] Its elevation is 751 feet (229 m), and it is located at 41°5′46″N 86°19′8″W / 41.09611°N 86.31889°W / 41.09611; -86.31889 (41.0961532, -86.3188916).[3]


Pershing was originally called Germany, Indiana until anti-German sentiment in the First World War caused the new name of Pershing to be adopted.[4] The post office was established as Germany in 1886, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1905.[5]

The historic Germany Bridge was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in Fulton County, Indiana until some time after it was replaced with a new span in 1980.[6]


  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ DeLorme. Indiana Atlas & Gazetteer. 3rd ed. Yarmouth: DeLorme, 2004, p. 26-27. ISBN 0-89933-319-2.
  3. ^ Geographic Names Information System Feature Detail Report, Geographic Names Information System, 1979-02-14. Accessed 2008-06-01.
  4. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 260. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. During World War I, the name was changed to Pershing... 
  5. ^ "Fulton County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 10 September 2014. 
  6. ^ "Places to see, things to do in Fulton Co.". The Rochester Sentinel. Archived from the original on November 27, 2013. Retrieved 10 September 2014.