Waldron, Indiana

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Waldron
Unincorporated community
Waldron is located in Indiana
Waldron
Waldron
Coordinates: 39°27′13″N 85°40′01″W / 39.45361°N 85.66694°W / 39.45361; -85.66694Coordinates: 39°27′13″N 85°40′01″W / 39.45361°N 85.66694°W / 39.45361; -85.66694
Country United States
State Indiana
County Shelby
Township Liberty
Elevation[1] 823 ft (251 m)
ZIP code 46182
FIPS code 18-79568[2]
GNIS feature ID 445366

Waldron is an unincorporated community in Liberty Township, Shelby County, Indiana.

History[edit]

Waldron was originally called Stroupville, and under the latter name was laid out in 1854 by George Stroup, and named for him.[3] The residents were later unsatisfied with the original name, and petitioned to have it changed to Waldron.[4] The first post office in the community was called Conns Creek.[5] The post office was renamed Waldron in 1876.[6]

Geography[edit]

Waldron is located at 39°27′13″N 85°40′01″W / 39.45361°N 85.66694°W / 39.45361; -85.66694.

Climate[edit]

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Waldron has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[7]

Schools[edit]

Waldron Junior Senior High School [1] and Waldron Elementary School [2] are both located in the town of Waldron. They are a part of the Shelby Eastern School District [3]. The first school was opened in 1873 and Waldron High School graduated its first class in 1899.

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. ^ Chadwick, Edward H. (1909). Chadwick's History of Shelby County, Indiana. B.F. Bowen. p. 264. 
  4. ^ History of Shelby County, Indiana: From the Earliest Time to the Present, with Biographical Sketches, Notes, Etc. Brant & Fuller. 1887. p. 443. 
  5. ^ Atlas of Shelby Co., Indiana: To which are Added Various General Maps, History, Statistics, Illustrations ... Unigraphic. 1880. p. 14. 
  6. ^ "Shelby County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 4 December 2015. 
  7. ^ Climate Summary for Waldron, Indiana