Talma, Indiana facts for kids
|Bloomingsburg (later changed to Talma)||June 13, 1851 (name changed on January 15, 1896)|
|Founded by||Asa Coplen|
|Named for||A word in a crossword puzzle|
|Elevation||774 ft (236 m)|
|GNIS feature ID||444555|
Geography and history
The town was founded by Asa Coplen on June 13, 1851, and was named "Bloomingsburg". A petition was later filed to change the name because the United States Post Office wanted a shorter name for it. A local contest was held, and William Roundtree Kubley found the winning entry, Talma, in a crossword puzzle.
Talma was severely damaged by a tornado on April 3, 1974. This shut down the high school that was slated to be consolidated into Tippecanoe Valley High School later that year.
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