Wilson Corner, Indiana

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Wilson Corner, Indiana
Wilson Corner is located in Indiana
Wilson Corner
Wilson Corner
Wilson Corner is located in the United States
Wilson Corner
Wilson Corner
Coordinates: 39°26′18″N 85°45′19″W / 39.43833°N 85.75528°W / 39.43833; -85.75528Coordinates: 39°26′18″N 85°45′19″W / 39.43833°N 85.75528°W / 39.43833; -85.75528
CountryUnited States
StateIndiana
CountyShelby
TownshipShelby, Washington
Elevation751 ft (229 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
46176
GNIS feature ID446133

Wilson Corner is an unincorporated community in Shelby and Washington townships, Shelby County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[2]

History[edit]

An old variant name of the community was called Wilson.[3] A post office was established under this name in 1883, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1905.[4] The community has the name of a family which kept a store there.[5]

Geography[edit]

Wilson Corner is located at 39°26′18″N 85°45′19″W / 39.43833°N 85.75528°W / 39.43833; -85.75528.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "Wilson Corner, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved July 30, 2017.
  3. ^ "USGS detail on Wilson Corner - Variant Citation". Retrieved 2016-11-08.
  4. ^ "Shelby County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 4 December 2015.
  5. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 350. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. ...a country store owned by the Wilson family, for whom it was named.