Tunker, Indiana

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Tunker, Indiana
Unincorporated community
Whitley County's location in Indiana
Whitley County's location in Indiana
Tunker is located in Whitley County, Indiana
Tunker
Tunker
Location of Tunker in Whitley County
Coordinates: 41°02′55″N 85°33′27″W / 41.04861°N 85.55750°W / 41.04861; -85.55750Coordinates: 41°02′55″N 85°33′27″W / 41.04861°N 85.55750°W / 41.04861; -85.55750
Country United States
State Indiana
County Whitley
Township Washington
Elevation[1] 843 ft (257 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 46787
Area code(s) 260
FIPS code 18-76706[2]
GNIS feature ID 444950

Tunker is an unincorporated community in Washington Township, Whitley County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[3]

History[edit]

Tunker was founded in 1839, and was named after the Tunker family of settlers.[4] A post office was established at Tunker in 1886, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1904.[5]

Geography[edit]

Tunker is located at 41°02′55″N 85°33′27″W / 41.04861°N 85.55750°W / 41.04861; -85.55750.

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. ^ "Tunker, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved July 24, 2017. 
  4. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 328. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. ...settled in 1839 by Dunkers, sometimes spelled Tunkers, and named for them. 
  5. ^ "Whitley County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 6 July 2016.