Talbot, Indiana facts for kids
Benton County's location in Indiana
|Founded by||Ezekiel and Marietta Talbot|
|Elevation||768 ft (234 m)|
|GNIS feature ID||444550|
The town of Talbot was laid out by Ezekiel M. Talbot (chief engineer of the LM&B Railroad) and his wife Marietta on February 18, 1873, the plat consisting of 71 lots. The couple would also lay out the nearby town of Ambia two years later. In the 1920s, Talbot had a population of about 200, plus a Methodist church, grain elevator, grade school and eight to ten businesses.
Talbot is located atin Hickory Grove Township and is surrounded by open, fertile farmland. The Kankakee, Beaverville and Southern Railroad passes through the town, and intersects the short Bee Line Railroad a mile to the west at a point known as Handy.
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