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Poe, Indiana
Poe, Indiana is located in Indiana
Poe, Indiana
Poe, Indiana
Location in Indiana
Poe, Indiana is located in the United States
Poe, Indiana
Poe, Indiana
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Indiana
County Allen County
Township Marion
797 ft (243 m)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 260
GNIS feature ID 441382

Poe is an unincorporated community in Marion Township, Allen County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.

It has about two city blocks of area. Namita Kamath of The Journal Gazette wrote that "Poe is frequently associated with Hoagland".


Poe was first named Williamsport, in honor of landowner William Essig, but it was afterwards changed because the U.S. postal authorities refused to accept that name, there being another post office in the state with a similar name.


Poe is located at 40°56′09″N 85°05′13″W / 40.93583°N 85.08694°W / 40.93583; -85.08694.


The East Allen County Schools district includes Poe, and Heritage Elementary School and Heritage Junior/Senior High School are the facilities Poe is zoned to.


The fire department building moved onto land donated by an area individual in the 1960s.

A post office was established at Poe in 1856, and remained in operation until it was discontinued by 1917. The Fort Wayne, Indiana post office serves Poe as of 1997.

In 1956 the Poe Southwestern Telephone Association was issuing One share of Capital Stock for $25 per share.

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