Point Commerce, Indiana

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Point Commerce, Indiana
Unincorporated community
Point Commerce is located in Indiana
Point Commerce
Point Commerce
Point Commerce is located in the US
Point Commerce
Point Commerce
Coordinates: 39°07′31″N 86°57′55″W / 39.12528°N 86.96528°W / 39.12528; -86.96528Coordinates: 39°07′31″N 86°57′55″W / 39.12528°N 86.96528°W / 39.12528; -86.96528
Country United States
State Indiana
County Greene
Township Jefferson
Elevation[1] 577 ft (176 m)
ZIP code 47471
FIPS code 18-60876[2]
GNIS feature ID 441389

Point Commerce is an unincorporated community in Jefferson Township, Greene County, Indiana.

History[edit]

Point Commerce was so named in anticipation that two canals would meet at that point.[3] A post office was established at Point Commerce in 1837, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1869.[4]

Geography[edit]

Point Commerce is located at 39°07′31″N 86°57′55″W / 39.12528°N 86.96528°W / 39.12528; -86.96528.

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. 268. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. They named it Point Commerce because two proposed canals...were supposed to join here... 
  4. ^ "Greene County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 16 September 2014.