Taylor, Indiana

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Taylor, Indiana
Tippecanoe County's location in Indiana
Tippecanoe County's location in Indiana
Taylor is located in Tippecanoe County, Indiana
Taylor
Taylor
Location in Tippecanoe County
Coordinates: 40°20′27″N 86°56′01″W / 40.34083°N 86.93361°W / 40.34083; -86.93361Coordinates: 40°20′27″N 86°56′01″W / 40.34083°N 86.93361°W / 40.34083; -86.93361
CountryUnited States
StateIndiana
CountyTippecanoe
TownshipUnion
Elevation646 ft (197 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
47909
Area code(s)765
GNIS feature ID444580

Taylor is a small unincorporated community in Union Township, Tippecanoe County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[2]

History

Beginning in the middle of the 19th century, the town, sometimes referred to as Taylor Station, was a stop along a railroad line that ran south out of Lafayette (variously the New Albany and Salem Railroad, the Louisville, New Albany and Corydon Railroad, etc.). The local post office was known as Farmers Institute,[3] which ran from 1866 to 1899.[4]

Geography

Taylor is located at 40°20′27″N 86°56′01″W / 40.34083°N 86.93361°W / 40.34083; -86.93361 at an elevation of approximately 646 feet. It sits near the eastern edge of Union Township and is on a CSX Transportation rail line.

References

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved 2016-07-25.
  2. ^ "Taylor, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2016-07-25.
  3. ^ Indiana Historical Society. Maps of Indiana Counties in 1876. 1968. (Reprinted from Illustrated Historical Atlas of the State of Indiana. Chicago: Baskin, Forster & Company, 1876.)
  4. ^ "Tippecanoe County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved July 25, 2016.