Pikes Peak, Indiana

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Pikes Peak
Unincorporated community
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Brown County's location in Indiana
Brown County's location in Indiana
Pikes Peak is located in Brown County, Indiana
Pikes Peak
Pikes Peak
Location in Brown County
Coordinates: 39°07′45″N 86°08′29″W / 39.12917°N 86.14139°W / 39.12917; -86.14139Coordinates: 39°07′45″N 86°08′29″W / 39.12917°N 86.14139°W / 39.12917; -86.14139
Country United States
State Indiana
County Brown
Township Van Buren
Elevation[1] 600 ft (200 m)
ZIP code 47448
FIPS code 18-59814[2]
GNIS feature ID 449710

Pikes Peak is an unincorporated community in Van Buren Township, Brown County, Indiana.

History[edit]

According to legend, James Ward was intent on moving to Colorado. He wrote on the side of his conestoga wagon "Pikes Peak or Bust". Miller made it out of Columbus to the area now known as Pikes Peak. To save face he called his store Pikes Peak and the name stuck.[3]

A post office was established at Pikes Peak in 1868, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1907.[4]

Geography[edit]

Pikes Peak is located at 39°07′45″N 86°08′29″W / 39.12917°N 86.14139°W / 39.12917; -86.14139.

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. ^ Hoosier Folk Legends. Indiana University Press. 1 August 1984. p. 27. ISBN 0-253-20334-1. 
  4. ^ "Brown County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 28 August 2014.