Merriam is an unincorporated community in Noble Township, Noble County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[3]

Merriam, Indiana
Merriam is located in Indiana
Merriam
Merriam
Merriam is located in the United States
Merriam
Merriam
Coordinates: 41°17′14″N 85°26′04″W / 41.28722°N 85.43444°W / 41.28722; -85.43444Coordinates: 41°17′14″N 85°26′04″W / 41.28722°N 85.43444°W / 41.28722; -85.43444
CountryUnited States
StateIndiana
CountyNoble
TownshipNoble
Elevation938 ft (286 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
46701
Area code(s)260
FIPS code18-48510[2]
GNIS feature ID439026

HistoryEdit

A post office was established at Merriam in 1853, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1907.[4] According to Ronald L. Baker, the name may honor Mason M. Merriam or a member of his family.[5] Mason M. Merriam operated a local store in the 1840s.[6]

GeographyEdit

Merriam is located at 41°17′14″N 85°26′04″W / 41.28722°N 85.43444°W / 41.28722; -85.43444.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved 2017-05-06.
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "Merriam, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved July 16, 2017.
  4. ^ "Noble County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 13 September 2015.
  5. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 216. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. The name probably is for a local family, as Mason M. Merriam...
  6. ^ Counties of LaGrange and Noble, Indiana: Historical and Biographical. F.A. Battey & Company. 1882. p. 272.