Matamoras, Indiana facts for kids

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Matamoras
Unincorporated community
West entrance of Matamoras, Indiana
West entrance of Matamoras, Indiana
Blackford County's location in Indiana
Blackford County's location in Indiana
Country United States
State Indiana
County Blackford
Township Harrison
Established circa 1833
Elevation 869 ft (265 m)
ZIP code 47359
FIPS code 18-47550
GNIS feature ID 438709

Matamoras is an unincorporated community in the northeast portion of Harrison Township, Blackford County, Indiana. Matamoras is Blackford County's oldest community, although it was not the first to be platted.

Map Blackford County 1888
Blackford County, Indiana 1888

Geography

Matamoras is located on the Salamonie River, less than one mile east of Montpelier.

History

It was likely named after Matamoros, Mexico, a battleground in the Mexican–American War.


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