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Velpen, Indiana
Unincorporated community
Skyline of Velpen, Indiana
Country United States
State Indiana
County Pike
Township Marion
Elevation 492 ft (150 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 47590
Area code(s) 812
GNIS feature ID 445242

Velpen is an unincorporated community in southeastern Marion Township, Pike County, Indiana, United States. It lies along State Road 257 southeast of the city of Petersburg, the county seat of Pike County. Its elevation is 492 feet (150 m), and it is located at 38°21′19″N 87°6′7″W / 38.35528°N 87.10194°W / 38.35528; -87.10194 (38.3553289, -87.1019481). Although Velpen is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 47590.

History

A post office has been in operation at Velpen since 1881. The community may be named after the Velp river in Europe.


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