White Cloud, Indiana

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White Cloud, Indiana
Unincorporated community
Harrison County's location in Indiana
Harrison County's location in Indiana
White Cloud is located in Harrison County, Indiana
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White Cloud's location in Harrison County
Coordinates: 38°13′41″N 86°13′28″W / 38.22806°N 86.22444°W / 38.22806; -86.22444Coordinates: 38°13′41″N 86°13′28″W / 38.22806°N 86.22444°W / 38.22806; -86.22444
CountryUnited States
StateIndiana
CountyHarrison
TownshipHarrison
Elevation[1]456 ft (139 m)
ZIP code47112
FIPS code18-83780[2]
GNIS feature ID449745

White Cloud is an unincorporated community in Harrison Township, Harrison County, Indiana.

History[edit]

White Cloud was named for the frequent fog in the area.[3] A post office was established at White Cloud in 1884, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1934.[4]

Geography[edit]

White Cloud is located at 38°13′41″N 86°13′28″W / 38.22806°N 86.22444°W / 38.22806; -86.22444.

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. ^ 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. ...the name was suggested by fog that often hangs over the village...
  4. ^ "Harrison County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 17 September 2014.