Pike, Indiana

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Pike
Unincorporated community
Boone County's location in Indiana
Boone County's location in Indiana
Pike is located in Boone County, Indiana
Pike
Pike
Location in Boone County
Coordinates: 40°07′27″N 86°28′55″W / 40.12417°N 86.48194°W / 40.12417; -86.48194Coordinates: 40°07′27″N 86°28′55″W / 40.12417°N 86.48194°W / 40.12417; -86.48194
Country United States
State Indiana
County Boone
Township Washington
Elevation[1] 912 ft (278 m)
ZIP code 46052
FIPS code 18-59706[2]
GNIS feature ID 441127

Pike is an unincorporated community in Washington Township, Boone County, Indiana.

History[edit]

The first post office at Pike was called Pikes Crossing, in 1885.[3] It was so named from its location at the crossing of a turnpike.[4] The post office was later renamed Pike, and was discontinued in 1900.[5]

Geography[edit]

Pike is located at 40°07′27″N 86°28′55″W / 40.12417°N 86.48194°W / 40.12417; -86.48194.

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. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 263. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. A post office established as Pikes Crossing... 
  4. ^ Early Life and Times in Boone County, Indiana. Carlon & Hollenbeck. 1887. p. 35. 
  5. ^ "Boone County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 26 August 2014.