Rural, Indiana

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Rural, Indiana
Rural is located in Indiana
Rural
Rural
Rural is located in the United States
Rural
Rural
Coordinates: 40°06′24″N 84°57′58″W / 40.10667°N 84.96611°W / 40.10667; -84.96611Coordinates: 40°06′24″N 84°57′58″W / 40.10667°N 84.96611°W / 40.10667; -84.96611
CountryUnited States
StateIndiana
CountyRandolph
TownshipWashington
Elevation1,175 ft (358 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
47394
Area code(s)765
GNIS feature ID442395

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

History[edit]

Rural was originally called Wood Station, and under the latter name was founded in about 1870 when the railroad was extended to that point.[3] A post office was established under the name Rural in 1874, and it remained in operation until 1907.[4]

Geography[edit]

Rural is located at 40°06′24″N 84°57′58″W / 40.10667°N 84.96611°W / 40.10667; -84.96611.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved 2017-03-05.
  2. ^ "Rural, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved July 27, 2017.
  3. ^ Tucker, E. (1882). History of Randolph County, Indiana: With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Some of Its Prominent Men and Pioneers : to which are Appended Maps of Its Several Townships. A.L. Klingman. p. 378.
  4. ^ "Randolph County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 1 November 2015.