Surprise, Indiana

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Surprise
Unincorporated community
Surprise is located in Indiana
Surprise
Surprise
Coordinates: 38°58′14″N 86°03′32″W / 38.97056°N 86.05889°W / 38.97056; -86.05889Coordinates: 38°58′14″N 86°03′32″W / 38.97056°N 86.05889°W / 38.97056; -86.05889
Country United States
State Indiana
County Jackson
Township Hamilton
Elevation[1] 581 ft (177 m)
ZIP code 47274
FIPS code 18-74402[2]
GNIS feature ID 444436

Surprise is an unincorporated community in Hamilton Township, Jackson County, Indiana.

History[edit]

According to tradition, the community was so named from the surprise expressed when the town succeeded in gaining a post office and railroad depot.[3] The Surprise post office closed in 1905.[4]

Geography[edit]

Surprise is located at 38°58′14″N 86°03′32″W / 38.97056°N 86.05889°W / 38.97056; -86.05889.

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. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 317. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. ...said he was surprised the village got a railroad through it and was surprised the village got a post office... 
  4. ^ "Jackson County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 19 October 2014.