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Lorane, Indiana
Unincorporated community
Whitley County's location in Indiana
Whitley County's location in Indiana
Country United States
State Indiana
County Whitley
Township Etna-Troy
Elevation 946 ft (288 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 46725
GNIS feature ID 438307

Lorane is an unincorporated community in Etna-Troy Township, Whitley County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.

History

The community used to have three different names before the present-day name of Lorane. It was first called Steam Corners, so named after its steam-operated sawmills. It also used to be called Glory, so named after a legend about a local traveler who "went through Glory" after crossing a stream and seeing beautiful scenery. The community also had the name Buzzards Glory at one point. The present day name of Lorane was likely named after Lorraine, in France.

A post office was established at Lorane in 1851, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1904.

Geography

Lorane is located at 41°12′25″N 85°33′31″W / 41.20694°N 85.55861°W / 41.20694; -85.55861.

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