Rome, Indiana

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Rome, Indiana
Unincorporated community
The old Perry County Courthouse
The old Perry County Courthouse
Rome is located in Indiana
Rome is located in the US
Coordinates: 37°55′24″N 86°31′25″W / 37.92333°N 86.52361°W / 37.92333; -86.52361Coordinates: 37°55′24″N 86°31′25″W / 37.92333°N 86.52361°W / 37.92333; -86.52361
Country United States
State Indiana
County Perry
Township Tobin
Elevation[1] 410 ft (120 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 47574
Area code(s) 812, 930
GNIS feature ID 451405

Rome is an unincorporated community along the Ohio River in southeastern Tobin Township, Perry County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[2]

The community lies across the river from Stephensport, Kentucky and just off Indiana State Road 66 above the city of Tell City, the county seat of Perry County.[3] Its elevation is 410 feet (125 m), and it is located at 37°55′24″N 86°31′25″W / 37.92333°N 86.52361°W / 37.92333; -86.52361 (37.9233942, -86.5235905). Rome's ZIP Code is 47574.[4]


Rome was first established as Washington. The name was changed to Franklin before finally settling on Rome in 1819.[5] A post office was established at Rome that year, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 2008.[6] From 1819 until 1859, Rome was the second county seat of Perry County, after Troy. The Rome Courthouse was built in 1819 to mimic the first Indiana Capitol in Corydon.[7][8] The small town located in the Hoosier National Forest was the home of former Indiana governor Edgar Whitcomb, during the final years of his life.

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  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "Rome, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2017-04-15. 
  3. ^ DeLorme. Indiana Atlas & Gazetteer. 3rd ed. Yarmouth: DeLorme, 2004, p. 62-63. ISBN 0-89933-319-2.
  4. ^ Zip Code Lookup
  5. ^ History of Warrick, Spencer, and Perry Counties, Indiana : from the earliest time to the present. Goodspeeds. 1885. p. 676. 
  6. ^ [1]
  7. ^ Rhodes, Rick (2008). The Ohio River In American History. St.Petersburg: Heron Island Guides.
  8. ^ Self-Guided Auto Tour - Black Route Archived 2008-06-04 at the Wayback Machine.