Maxwell, Indiana

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Maxwell, Indiana
Unincorporated community
Post office on State Road 9
Post office on State Road 9
Maxwell is located in Indiana
Maxwell is located in the US
Coordinates: 39°51′27″N 85°46′12″W / 39.85750°N 85.77000°W / 39.85750; -85.77000Coordinates: 39°51′27″N 85°46′12″W / 39.85750°N 85.77000°W / 39.85750; -85.77000
Country United States
State Indiana
County Hancock
Township Center
Elevation 912 ft (278 m)
ZIP code 46154
FIPS code 18-47736[1]
GNIS feature ID 438753[2]

Maxwell is an unincorporated community in Center Township, Hancock County, Indiana.


Maxwell was laid out and platted in 1881,[3] and was named for a man who worked on building the railroad to the town.[4] The Maxwell post office was established in 1882.[5]


Maxwell is located at 39°51′27″N 85°46′12″W / 39.85750°N 85.77000°W / 39.85750; -85.77000.


  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "Maxwell, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-17.
  3. ^ Richman, George J. (1916). History of Hancock County, Indiana: Its People, Industries and Institutions. Wm. Mitchell Printing Company. p. 585.
  4. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 213. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. ...Maxwell in honor of a man involved in building the railroad through here.
  5. ^ "Hancock County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 17 September 2014.

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