Surprise is an unincorporated community in Hamilton Township, Jackson County, Indiana.
According to tradition, the community was so named from the surprise expressed when the town succeeded in gaining a post office and railroad depot. The Surprise post office closed in 1905.
Surprise is located at 38°58′14″N 86°03′32″W / 38.97056°N 86.05889°W.
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...said he was surprised the village got a railroad through it and was surprised the village got a post office...
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