Kyana, Indiana facts for kids
|Elevation||505 ft (154 m)|
|Time zone||EST (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||437481|
Kyana was platted in 1883. The town had its own zip code until 1980. The town was an outgrowth of the construction of the Louisville, Evansville & St. Louis Railroad (now Norfolk Southern). Founded by the Louisville Mining & Manufacturing Company, it bears the abbreviation of its home state (Kentucky), and the termination of the state in which it is located.
A post office was established at Kyana in 1882, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1982.
Kyana was the site of a plane crash on August 28, 1948. A two-seat Aeronca training plane piloted by William Mullen, Jr. was flying at a low altitude when it suddenly dived into the ground in a field near Kyana. The passenger in the plane, Emil Prechtel of nearby Schnellville, died as a result of injuries from the crash. The pilot survived.
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