Mahon, Indiana

Mahon is an unincorporated community in Jackson Township, Huntington County, Indiana.

Mahon, Indiana
Mahon is located in Indiana
Mahon
Mahon
Mahon is located in the United States
Mahon
Mahon
Coordinates: 40°56′19″N 85°22′50″W / 40.93861°N 85.38056°W / 40.93861; -85.38056Coordinates: 40°56′19″N 85°22′50″W / 40.93861°N 85.38056°W / 40.93861; -85.38056
CountryUnited States
StateIndiana
CountyHuntington
TownshipJackson
Elevation
758 ft (231 m)
ZIP code
46750
FIPS code18-46224[1]
GNIS feature ID438478[2]

HistoryEdit

Mahon was laid out and platted in 1853, not long after the Wabash and Erie Canal was extended to that point.[3] It was named for its founder, Archibald Mahon.[4]

A post office was established at Mahon in 1853, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1867.[5]

GeographyEdit

Mahon is located at 40°56′19″N 85°22′50″W / 40.93861°N 85.38056°W / 40.93861; -85.38056.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "Mahon, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-17.
  3. ^ History of Huntington County, Indiana: From the Earliest Time to the Present. Brant & Fuller. 1887. pp. 650.
  4. ^ Bash, Frank Sumner (1914). History of Huntington County, Indiana: A Narrative Account of Its Historical Progress, Its People, and Its Principal Interests. The Lewis Publishing Company. pp. 158.
  5. ^ "Huntington County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 18 October 2014.