Talbot, Indiana

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Unincorporated community
Benton County's location in Indiana
Benton County's location in Indiana
Talbot is located in Benton County, Indiana
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.


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]


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.


  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.