Atherton, Indiana

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Atherton, Indiana
Vigo County's location in Indiana
Vigo County's location in Indiana
Atherton is located in Vigo County, Indiana
Atherton
Atherton
location in Vigo County, Indiana
Coordinates: 39°36′29″N 87°21′43″W / 39.60806°N 87.36194°W / 39.60806; -87.36194Coordinates: 39°36′29″N 87°21′43″W / 39.60806°N 87.36194°W / 39.60806; -87.36194
CountryUnited States
StateIndiana
CountyVigo County
TownshipOtter Creek
Elevation528 ft (161 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
47874
Area code(s)765
GNIS feature ID430321

Atherton is an unincorporated community in northern Otter Creek Township, Vigo County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[2] It is part of the Terre Haute metropolitan area.

History[edit]

Atherton was laid out and platted October 7, 1871. The original plat was signed by Newton Rogers, Sarah A. Denny and Mary J. Rogers. The line of the north part of the plat marked the dividing line between Vigo County and Parke County. The early town was laid out around Atherton's railroad station.[3]

A post office was established at Atherton in 1881, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1934.[4]

Geography[edit]

Atherton is located at 39°36′29″N 87°21′43″W / 39.60806°N 87.36194°W / 39.60806; -87.36194 at an elevation of 528 feet.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved 2016-07-13.
  2. ^ "Atherton, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved August 6, 2017.
  3. ^ Bradsby, H.C. (1891). History of Vigo County, Indiana, with Biographical Selections. Chicago: S. B. Nelson & Co. pp. 475–476.
  4. ^ "Vigo County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved July 13, 2016.