Tulip, Indiana

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Tulip, Indiana
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Tulip is located in Indiana
Tulip
Tulip
Tulip is located in the United States
Tulip
Tulip
Coordinates: 39°04′55″N 86°53′12″W / 39.08194°N 86.88667°W / 39.08194; -86.88667Coordinates: 39°04′55″N 86°53′12″W / 39.08194°N 86.88667°W / 39.08194; -86.88667
CountryUnited States
StateIndiana
CountyGreene
TownshipHighland
Elevation643 ft (196 m)
ZIP code
47424
FIPS code18-76688[2]
GNIS feature ID444945

Tulip is an unincorporated community in Highland Township, Greene County, Indiana.

History[edit]

According to one source, the community was likely named for the American tulip tree.[3] A post office was established at Tulip in 1884, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1906.[4]

Geography[edit]

The Tulip Viaduct spans Richland Creek between Solsberry and Tulip.[5]

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. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 327. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. The name may be for the tulip, or yellow poplar, tree rather than for the flower...
  4. ^ "Greene County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 16 September 2014.
  5. ^ Simmons, Richard; Parker, Francis (1997). Railroads of Indiana. Indiana University Press. p. 190. ISBN 0-253-33351-2.

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