Poe, Indiana

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Poe
Unincorporated community
Poe is located in Indiana
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
Country United States
State Indiana
County Allen County
Township Marion
Elevation[1] 794 ft (242 m)

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

History[edit]

Poe was first named Williamsport, in honor of landowner William Essig, but it was afterwards changed because the U.S. postal authorities refused to accept that name, there being another post office in the state with a similar name.[2]

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. ^ 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.