Waldron, Indiana

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Unincorporated community
Waldron is located in Indiana
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.


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]


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


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]


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.


  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