Romona, Indiana

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Romona, Indiana
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Romona is located in Indiana
Romona
Romona
Romona is located in the United States
Romona
Romona
Coordinates: 39°19′38″N 86°43′48″W / 39.32722°N 86.73000°W / 39.32722; -86.73000Coordinates: 39°19′38″N 86°43′48″W / 39.32722°N 86.73000°W / 39.32722; -86.73000
CountryUnited States
StateIndiana
CountyOwen
TownshipWashington
Elevation584 ft (178 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
47460
Area code(s)812, 930
GNIS feature ID442273

Romona is an unincorporated community in Washington Township, Owen County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[2]

History[edit]

Romona was originally called Brintonville, and under the latter name was founded in 1819 by Adam Brinton.[3] The name Romona was adopted in the 1880s, after the novel Ramona by Helen Hunt Jackson.[3] A post office was established under the name Romona in 1886, and remained in operation until 1936.[4]

Geography[edit]

Romona is located at 39°19′38″N 86°43′48″W / 39.32722°N 86.73000°W / 39.32722; -86.73000.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved 2016-11-17.
  2. ^ "Romona, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved July 19, 2017.
  3. ^ a b Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 285. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. This village was laid out in 1819 by Adam Brinton and called Brintonville.
  4. ^ "Owen County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 21 September 2015.