Pikes Peak, Indiana facts for kids
Brown County's location in Indiana
|Location in Brown County|
|Elevation||600 ft (200 m)|
|GNIS feature ID||449710|
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.
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