Tangier, Indiana

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Tangier
Unincorporated community
Parke County's location in Indiana
Parke County's location in Indiana
Tangier is located in Parke County, Indiana
Tangier
Tangier
Location in Parke County
Coordinates: 39°55′09″N 87°19′05″W / 39.91917°N 87.31806°W / 39.91917; -87.31806Coordinates: 39°55′09″N 87°19′05″W / 39.91917°N 87.31806°W / 39.91917; -87.31806
Country United States
State Indiana
County Parke
Township Liberty
Elevation[1] 630 ft (192 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 47952
Area code(s) 765
GNIS feature ID 444565

Tangier (also called Long Siding or Woodys Corner) is an unincorporated community in Liberty Township, Parke County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[2]

History[edit]

Tangier was platted in 1886.[3] The community was named after Tangier, in Morocco.[4] A post office was established at Tangier in 1886, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1994.[5]

Geography[edit]

Tangier is located at 39°55′09″N 87°19′05″W / 39.91917°N 87.31806°W / 39.91917; -87.31806 at an elevation of 630 feet.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved 2017-04-29. 
  2. ^ "Tangier, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2010-11-01. 
  3. ^ History of Parke and Vermillion Counties, Indiana. B.F. Bowen & Cos. 1913. p. 194. 
  4. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 320. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. ...suggested naming the village for Tangier, Morocco. 
  5. ^ "Parke County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 30 September 2015.