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Pikes Peak
Unincorporated community
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Brown County's location in Indiana
Brown County's location in Indiana
Location in Brown County
Country United States
State Indiana
County Brown
Township Van Buren
Elevation 600 ft (200 m)
ZIP code 47448
FIPS code 18-59814
GNIS feature ID 449710

Pikes Peak is an unincorporated community in Van Buren Township, Brown County, Indiana.

History

According to legend, James Ward was intent on moving to Colorado. He wrote on the side of his conestoga wagon "Pikes Peak or Bust". Miller made it out of Columbus to the area now known as Pikes Peak. To save face he called his store Pikes Peak and the name stuck.

A post office was established at Pikes Peak in 1868, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1907.

Geography

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