|Elevation||938 ft (286 m)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||439026|
A post office was established at Merriam in 1853, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1907. According to Ronald L. Baker, the name may honor Mason M. Merriam or a member of his family. Mason M. Merriam operated a local store in the 1840s.
Merriam is located at.
- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved 2017-05-06.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "Merriam, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved July 16, 2017.
- "Noble County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 13 September 2015.
- 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...
- Counties of LaGrange and Noble, Indiana: Historical and Biographical. F.A. Battey & Company. 1882. p. 272.
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