Talbot, Indiana

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Talbot
Unincorporated community
Benton County's location in Indiana
Benton County's location in Indiana
Talbot is located in Benton County, Indiana
Talbot
Talbot
Freeland Park's location in Benton County
Coordinates: 40°30′19″N 87°27′15″W / 40.50528°N 87.45417°W / 40.50528; -87.45417Coordinates: 40°30′19″N 87°27′15″W / 40.50528°N 87.45417°W / 40.50528; -87.45417
Country United States
State Indiana
County Benton
Township Hickory Grove
Founded by Ezekiel and Marietta Talbot
Elevation[1] 768 ft (234 m)
ZIP code 47944
FIPS code 18-74834[2]
GNIS feature ID 444550

Talbot is an unincorporated community in Hickory Grove Township, Benton County, Indiana. It is part of the Lafayette, Indiana Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

The town of Talbot was laid out by Ezekiel M. Talbot (chief engineer of the LM&B Railroad) and his wife Marietta on February 18, 1873, the plat consisting of 71 lots. The couple would also lay out the nearby town of Ambia two years later.[3] In the 1920s, Talbot had a population of about 200, plus a Methodist church, grain elevator, grade school and eight to ten businesses.[4]

Geography[edit]

Talbot is located at 40°30′19″N 87°27′15″W / 40.50528°N 87.45417°W / 40.50528; -87.45417 in Hickory Grove Township and is surrounded by open, fertile farmland. The Kankakee, Beaverville and Southern Railroad passes through the town, and intersects the short Bee Line Railroad a mile to the west at a point known as Handy.

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. ^ Mossman, Ed (1883). "History of Benton County: Past Events -- Present Condition". Counties of Warren, Benton, Jasper and Newton, Indiana: Historical and Biographical. Chicago: F. A. Battey & Co. 
  4. ^ Birch, Jesse Setlington (1942) [1928]. "Unincorporated community s of the County". History of Benton County and Historic Oxford. Oxford, Indiana: Craw & Craw. p. 206.