Thayer, Indiana

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Thayer, Indiana
Unincorporated community
Thayer is located in Indiana
Thayer is located in the US
Coordinates: 41°10′24″N 87°20′01″W / 41.17333°N 87.33361°W / 41.17333; -87.33361Coordinates: 41°10′24″N 87°20′01″W / 41.17333°N 87.33361°W / 41.17333; -87.33361
Country United States
State Indiana
County Newton
Township Lincoln
Elevation[1] 643 ft (196 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 46381
Area code(s) 219
FIPS code 18-75518[2]
GNIS feature ID 444661

Thayer is an unincorporated community in Lincoln Township, Newton County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[3]


Thayer was laid out as a town in 1882.[4] The community was named for a first settler.[5] A post office has been in operation at Thayer since 1881.[6]

Thayer, along with Shelby, Sumava Resorts and other small Kankakee River communities, has historically had to contend with periodic flooding from the river.[7]


Thayer is located at 41°10′24″N 87°20′01″W / 41.17333°N 87.33361°W / 41.17333; -87.33361.


  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. ^ "Thayer, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved July 9, 2017. 
  4. ^ Ade, John (1911). Newton County: A Collection of Historical Facts and Personal Recollections Concerning Newton County, Indiana, from 1853 to 1911. Bobbs-Merrill. p. 194. 
  5. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 322. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. ...Thayer was the name of an early resident. 
  6. ^ "Newton County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 9 September 2015. 
  7. ^ White sad at closing of Shelby plant where success story /