Wheeling, Delaware County, Indiana

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Wheeling
Unincorporated community
Wheeling, Indiana.jpg
Wheeling is located in Indiana
Wheeling
Wheeling
Wheeling is located in the US
Wheeling
Wheeling
Coordinates: 40°21′49″N 85°27′51″W / 40.36361°N 85.46417°W / 40.36361; -85.46417Coordinates: 40°21′49″N 85°27′51″W / 40.36361°N 85.46417°W / 40.36361; -85.46417
Country United States
State Indiana
County Delaware
Township Washington
Elevation[1] 866 ft (264 m)
ZIP code 47303
FIPS code 18-83636[2]
GNIS feature ID 445895

Wheeling is an unincorporated community in Washington Township, Delaware County, Indiana.

History[edit]

The post office Wheeling once contained was originally called Cranberry.[3] The Cranberry post office was started in 1834,[4] renamed Wheeling in 1838, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1933.[5]

Geography[edit]

Wheeling is located at 40°21′49″N 85°27′51″W / 40.36361°N 85.46417°W / 40.36361; -85.46417.

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. ^ Kemper, General William Harrison (1908). A Twentieth Century History of Delaware County, Indiana. Lewis Publishing Company. p. 100. 
  4. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 346. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. A post office established here as Cranberry on January 17, 1834... 
  5. ^ "Delaware County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 3 September 2014.