Popcorn, Indiana

Popcorn is an unincorporated community in Perry Township, Lawrence County, Indiana.

Popcorn, Indiana
Popcorn Christian Church
Popcorn Christian Church
Popcorn is located in Indiana
Popcorn
Popcorn
Popcorn is located in the United States
Popcorn
Popcorn
Coordinates: 38°58′33″N 86°39′25″W / 38.97583°N 86.65694°W / 38.97583; -86.65694Coordinates: 38°58′33″N 86°39′25″W / 38.97583°N 86.65694°W / 38.97583; -86.65694
CountryUnited States
StateIndiana
CountyLawrence
TownshipPerry
Elevation650 ft (200 m)
ZIP code
47462
FIPS code18-61056[2]
GNIS feature ID451354
Photo from Small Town Indiana photo survey.

HistoryEdit

Popcorn took its name from Popcorn Creek.[3] A local legend states a visitor from out of town compared the size of local farmers' corn to "popcorn" compared to their own.[4]

A post office called Popcorn was established in 1891, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1905.[5]

The town is also known for a brand of kettle corn popcorn that takes the name of the town, but the company is not headquartered in the town.[6]

GeographyEdit

Popcorn is located at 38°58′33″N 86°39′25″W / 38.97583°N 86.65694°W / 38.97583; -86.65694.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 269. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. ...named for a nearby stream, Popcorn Creek.
  4. ^ Indianapolis Monthly. Emmis Communications. September 2006. p. 138. ISSN 0899-0328.
  5. ^ "Lawrence County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 23 March 2015.
  6. ^ "Our Story | Popcorn, Indiana". www.popcornindiana.com. Retrieved 2018-08-13.