Waldron, Indiana

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Waldron, Indiana
Census-designated place
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
Country United States
State Indiana
County Shelby
Township Liberty
Elevation[1] 823 ft (251 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 46182
FIPS code 18-79568[2]
GNIS feature ID 445366

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.

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