Shideler had its start by the building of the railroad through that territory. It was named for Isaac Shideler, a railroad promoter who donated the land for use of the depot. A post office was established at Shideler in 1871, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1929.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Shideler, Indiana
- Kemper, William Harrison (1908). A Twentieth Century History of Delaware County, Indiana, Volume 1. Lewis Publishing Company. p. 102.
- "Delaware County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 3 September 2014.
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