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Fiat
Unincorporated community
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Country United States
State Indiana
County Jay
Township Penn Township
Elevation 902 ft (275 m)
FIPS code 18-23116
GNIS feature ID 434469

Fiat is an unincorporated community in Penn Township, Jay County, Indiana.

History

A post office was established at Fiat in 1881, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1926. The political issue of United States Notes (fiat money) likely caused the community's name to be selected.

Historic site

Located approximately 2 miles (3.2 km) east of Fiat is a round barn. Known as the Rebecca Rankin Round Barn, it was built in 1908, and it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

In popular culture

A portion of Harry Turtledove's science fiction novel Worldwar: In the Balance takes place in Fiat.


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