Powers, Indiana

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Powers
Unincorporated community
Powers, Indiana.jpg
Powers is located in Indiana
Powers
Powers
Powers is located in the US
Powers
Powers
Coordinates: 40°19′19″N 85°05′33″W / 40.32194°N 85.09250°W / 40.32194; -85.09250Coordinates: 40°19′19″N 85°05′33″W / 40.32194°N 85.09250°W / 40.32194; -85.09250
Country United States
State Indiana
County Jay
Township Jefferson
Elevation[1] 991 ft (302 m)
ZIP code 47371
FIPS code 18-61542[2]
GNIS feature ID 441523

Powers is an unincorporated community in Jefferson Township, Jay County, Indiana.

History[edit]

A post office was established at Powers in 1867, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1935.[3] Powers was platted in 1868 by Andrew Powers, Jr., and named for him.[4]

Geography[edit]

Powers is located at 40°19′19″N 85°05′33″W / 40.32194°N 85.09250°W / 40.32194; -85.09250.

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. ^ "Jay County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 1 November 2014. 
  4. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 270. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. This village was platted on June 17, 1868, and named for Andrew Powers, Jr., who laid out the town.