Sardinia, Indiana

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Sardinia
Unincorporated community
Sardinia is located in Indiana
Sardinia
Sardinia
Sardinia is located in the US
Sardinia
Sardinia
Coordinates: 39°09′14″N 85°37′52″W / 39.15389°N 85.63111°W / 39.15389; -85.63111Coordinates: 39°09′14″N 85°37′52″W / 39.15389°N 85.63111°W / 39.15389; -85.63111
Country United States
State Indiana
County Decatur
Township Jackson
Elevation[1] 758 ft (231 m)
ZIP code 47283
FIPS code 18-68076[2]
GNIS feature ID 443031

Sardinia is an unincorporated community in Jackson Township, Decatur County, Indiana.

History[edit]

Sardinia was laid out in 1865.[3] It was likely named after the island of Sardinia.[4]

Geography[edit]

Sardinia is located at 39°09′14″N 85°37′52″W / 39.15389°N 85.63111°W / 39.15389; -85.63111.

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. ^ Harding, Lewis Albert (1915). History of Decatur County, Indiana: Its People, Industries and Institutions. B.F. Bowen. p. 133. 
  4. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 295. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. The name apparently comes from the Mediterranean island...