Waldron, Indiana

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Waldron, Indiana
Location of Waldron in Shelby County, Indiana.
Location of Waldron in Shelby County, 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
CountryUnited States
StateIndiana
CountyShelby
TownshipLiberty
Elevation823 ft (251 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
46182
FIPS code18-79568[2]
GNIS feature ID445366

Waldron is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Liberty Township, Shelby County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[3]

History[edit]

Waldron was originally called Stroupville, and under the latter name was laid out in 1854 by George Stroup, and named for him.[4] The residents were later unsatisfied with the original name, and petitioned to have it changed to Waldron.[5] The first post office in the community was called Conns Creek.[6] The post office was established in 1832, and was renamed to Waldron in 1876, where it is still operating.[7]

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.[8]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
U.S. Decennial Census[9]

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. ^ "Waldron, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved July 30, 2017.
  4. ^ Chadwick, Edward H. (1909). Chadwick's History of Shelby County, Indiana. B.F. Bowen. p. 264.
  5. ^ History of Shelby County, Indiana: From the Earliest Time to the Present, with Biographical Sketches, Notes, Etc. Brant & Fuller. 1887. p. 443.
  6. ^ Atlas of Shelby Co., Indiana: To which are Added Various General Maps, History, Statistics, Illustrations ... Unigraphic. 1880. p. 14.
  7. ^ "Shelby County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 4 December 2015.
  8. ^ Climate Summary for Waldron, Indiana
  9. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016.