Poe, Indiana

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Poe
Poe is located in Indiana
Poe
Poe
Poe is located in the United States
Poe
Poe
Coordinates: 40°56′09″N 85°05′13″W / 40.93583°N 85.08694°W / 40.93583; -85.08694Coordinates: 40°56′09″N 85°05′13″W / 40.93583°N 85.08694°W / 40.93583; -85.08694
CountryUnited States
StateIndiana
CountyAllen County
TownshipMarion
Elevation794 ft (242 m)

Poe is an unincorporated community in Marion Township, Allen County, Indiana. It was originally known as Williamsport.

It has about two city blocks, with Hi Ho Inn Tavern being the place of socialization.[2]

History[edit]

Poe was first named Williamsport, in honor of landowner William Essig, but it was changed because the U.S. postal authorities refused to accept that name, there being another post office in the state with a similar name.[3]

Geography[edit]

Poe is located at 40°56′09″N 85°05′13″W / 40.93583°N 85.08694°W / 40.93583; -85.08694.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "USGS detail on Poe". Retrieved 2007-11-05.
  2. ^ Kamath, Namita (1997-02-16). "Tiny Poe is big on conservation". The Journal Gazette. - METRO section - See preview
  3. ^ Griswold, Bert Joseph; Taylor, Mrs. Samuel R. (1917). The Pictorial History of Fort Wayne, Indiana: A Review of Two Centuries of Occupation of the Region about the Head of the Maumee River. Robert O. Law Company. p. 621.