Popcorn, Indiana

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Popcorn
Popcorn Christian Church
Popcorn Christian Church
Popcorn is located in Indiana
Popcorn
Popcorn
Popcorn is located in the United States
Popcorn
Popcorn
Coordinates: 38°58′33″N 86°39′25″W / 38.97583°N 86.65694°W / 38.97583; -86.65694Coordinates: 38°58′33″N 86°39′25″W / 38.97583°N 86.65694°W / 38.97583; -86.65694
CountryUnited States
StateIndiana
CountyLawrence
TownshipPerry
Elevation650 ft (200 m)
ZIP code
47462
FIPS code18-61056[2]
GNIS feature ID451354

Popcorn is an unincorporated community in Perry Township, Lawrence County, Indiana.

Photo from Small Town Indiana photo survey.

History[edit]

Popcorn took its name from Popcorn Creek.[3] A local legend states a visitor from out of town compared the size of local farmers' corn to "popcorn" compared to their own.[4]

A post office called Popcorn was established in 1891, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1905.[5]

The town is also known for its brand of kettle corn popcorn.[6]

Geography[edit]

Popcorn is located at 38°58′33″N 86°39′25″W / 38.97583°N 86.65694°W / 38.97583; -86.65694.

Notes[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. 269. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. ...named for a nearby stream, Popcorn Creek.
  4. ^ Indianapolis Monthly. Emmis Communications. September 2006. p. 138. ISSN 0899-0328.
  5. ^ "Lawrence County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 23 March 2015.
  6. ^ "Our Story | Popcorn, Indiana". www.popcornindiana.com. Retrieved 2018-08-13.