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Foster
Country United States
State Indiana
County Warren
Township Mound
Founded 1893
Named for William R. Foster
Elevation
630 ft (190 m)
Time zone UTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
47993
Area code(s) 765
GNIS feature ID 434696

Foster is a small unincorporated community in Mound Township, Warren County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.

History

Foster was platted April 25, 1893 on land donated by William R. Foster, an early settler. At one time the town had a post office, blacksmith shop, railroad depot, two stores, a stockyard, a threshing machine, a grain elevator and a sawmill. Currently it consists of a few private residences, a couple of small shops and a motel.

A post office was established at Foster in 1883, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1905.

Geography

Foster is located just north of U.S. Route 136 about 5 miles (8.0 km) west of Covington and about 3 miles (4.8 km) east of the Indiana-Illinois border. The Vermilion Valley Railroad (originally the New York Central Railroad) passes through Fowler, and the north fork of Spring Creek flows along its western edge.

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