Ober is an unincorporated community in Washington Township, Starke County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[2]

Ober, Indiana
Ober is located in Indiana
Ober
Ober
Ober is located in the United States
Ober
Ober
Coordinates: 41°16′15″N 86°31′28″W / 41.27083°N 86.52444°W / 41.27083; -86.52444Coordinates: 41°16′15″N 86°31′28″W / 41.27083°N 86.52444°W / 41.27083; -86.52444
CountryUnited States
StateIndiana
CountyStarke
TownshipWashington
Elevation732 ft (223 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
46534
Area code(s)574
GNIS feature ID440491

HistoryEdit

Ober was laid out in 1889, and was named after Ober Heath, an early settler.[3] A post office was established at Ober in 1883, and remained in operation until 1976.[4]

GeographyEdit

Ober is located at 41°16′15″N 86°31′28″W / 41.27083°N 86.52444°W / 41.27083; -86.52444.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved 2016-11-06.
  2. ^ "Ober, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved July 31, 2017.
  3. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 248. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. ...was platted on June 1, 1889. The name honors Ober Heath, early settler.
  4. ^ "Starke County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved November 6, 2016.