Westphalia, Indiana

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Westphalia
Unincorporated community
Westphalia is located in Indiana
Westphalia
Westphalia
Coordinates: 38°51′46″N 87°13′32″W / 38.86278°N 87.22556°W / 38.86278; -87.22556Coordinates: 38°51′46″N 87°13′32″W / 38.86278°N 87.22556°W / 38.86278; -87.22556
Country United States
State Indiana
County Knox
Township Vigo
Named for Westphalia
Elevation[1] 466 ft (142 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 202
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 47596
FIPS code 18-83204[2]
GNIS feature ID 445855

Westphalia is an unincorporated community in Vigo Township, Knox County, Indiana.

History[edit]

Westphalia was laid out in 1881, and it was originally built up chiefly by Germans.[3] It was named after the region of Westphalia, in Germany.[4] The Westphalia post office was established in 1881.[5] Many businesses have closed throughout the history of Westphalia including a variety store, antique store, hotel, blacksmith, elevator, photo studio, mine supply and the Westphalia elementary school.

Geography[edit]

Westphalia is located at 38°51′46″N 87°13′32″W / 38.86278°N 87.22556°W / 38.86278; -87.22556.

Places of Interest[edit]

Westphalia has a locally own restaurant, Country Charms Café, a playground, a church, Salem United Church of Christ, low income senior apartments and a United States Post Office. Westphalia is a rural community.

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. ^ History of Knox and Daviess County, Indiana: From the Earliest Time to the Present. Goodspeed. 1886. p. 272. 
  4. ^ Dept. of English and Journalism (1970–72). Indiana names, v.1-3. Indiana State University. p. 15. 
  5. ^ "Knox County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 25 November 2014.