Auburn Junction, Indiana facts for kids

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Auburn Junction
Unincorporated community
Country United States
State Indiana
County DeKalb
Township Jackson
Elevation 866 ft (264 m)
ZIP code 46706
FIPS code 18-02692
GNIS feature ID 430337

Auburn Junction is an unincorporated community in Jackson Township, DeKalb County, Indiana.

History

Auburn Junction was at the junction of three railroads near Auburn, hence the name.

At Auburn Junction, the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, the Eel River Railroad, and the Fort Wayne, Jackson & Saginaw Railroad all met at grade. The only thing that remains of Auburn Junction today is the B&O trackage, now owned by CSX and a half mile section of the Ft Wayne, Jackson & Saginaw that serves as an industrial spur to two local businesses.

A post office was established at Auburn Junction in 1884, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1931.

Geography

Auburn Junction is located at 41°21′07″N 85°04′29″W / 41.35194°N 85.07472°W / 41.35194; -85.07472.


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