Warrenton, Gibson County, Indiana

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Warrenton,
Gibson County, Indiana
Unincorporated community
Warrenton is located in Indiana
Warrenton
Warrenton
Warrenton is located in the US
Warrenton
Warrenton
Coordinates: 38°10′23″N 87°31′58″W / 38.17306°N 87.53278°W / 38.17306; -87.53278Coordinates: 38°10′23″N 87°31′58″W / 38.17306°N 87.53278°W / 38.17306; -87.53278
Country United States
State Indiana
County Gibson
Township Johnson
Elevation[1] 482 ft (147 m)
ZIP code 47639
FIPS code 18-80252[2]
GNIS feature ID 445485

Warrenton is an unincorporated community in Johnson Township, Gibson County, Indiana. Warrenton is home to The Log Inn, the oldest restaurant in Indiana.[3]

History[edit]

Warrenton was platted in 1840.[4] It was named in honor of Joseph Warren, a patriot in the American Revolutionary War.[5] A post office was established at Warrenton in 1841, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1856.[6]

Geography[edit]

Warrenton is located at 38°10′23″N 87°31′58″W / 38.17306°N 87.53278°W / 38.17306; -87.53278.

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. ^ Reid Duffy (1 November 2006). Reid Duffy's Guide to Indiana's Favorite Restaurants, Updated Edition: With a Recipe Sampler. Indiana University Press. p. 35. ISBN 0-253-00053-X. 
  4. ^ History of Gibson County, Indiana: With Illustrations Descriptive of Its Scenery, and Biographical Sketches of Some of Its Prominent Men and Pioneers. Jas. T. Tartt & Co. 1884. p. 226. 
  5. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 338. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. ...and named for General Joseph Warren of the American Revolution. 
  6. ^ "Gibson County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 11 September 2014.