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Talbot
Benton County's location in Indiana
Benton County's location in Indiana
Country United States
State Indiana
County Benton
Township Hickory Grove
Founded by Ezekiel and Marietta Talbot
Elevation
768 ft (234 m)
ZIP code
47944
FIPS code 18-74834
GNIS feature ID 444550

Talbot is an unincorporated community in Hickory Grove Township, Benton County, Indiana. It is part of the Lafayette, Indiana Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History

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.

Geography

Talbot is located at 40°30′19″N 87°27′15″W / 40.50528°N 87.45417°W / 40.50528; -87.45417 in 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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