Windom, Indiana

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Windom
Unincorporated community
Martin County's location in Indiana
Martin County's location in Indiana
Windom is located in Martin County, Indiana
Windom
Windom
Location in Martin County
Coordinates: 38°34′26″N 86°47′52″W / 38.57389°N 86.79778°W / 38.57389; -86.79778Coordinates: 38°34′26″N 86°47′52″W / 38.57389°N 86.79778°W / 38.57389; -86.79778
Country United States
State Indiana
County Martin
Township Lost River
Elevation[1] 472 ft (144 m)
ZIP code 47581
GNIS feature ID 451638

Windom is an unincorporated community in Lost River Township, Martin County, Indiana.

History[edit]

A post office was established at Windom in 1892, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1906.[2] The community was named after William Windom, 39th United States Secretary of the Treasury.[3]

Geography[edit]

Windom is located at 38°34′26″N 86°47′52″W / 38.57389°N 86.79778°W / 38.57389; -86.79778.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "Martin County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 2 February 2015. 
  3. ^ 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. The name is for William Windom, secretary of the treasury...