Benham, Indiana

Benham is an unincorporated community in Ripley County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.


An old variant name of the community was Benhams Store.[1] A post office opened under the name Benham Store in 1866, the name was shortened to Benham 1888, and the post office was discontinued in 1934.[2] John Benham, Jr., served as a first postmaster.[3]


  1. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Benham, Indiana
  2. "Ripley County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 1 November 2015.
  3. Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 65. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. ...with John Benham, Jr., as postmaster...

Coordinates: 38°59′01″N 85°15′01″W / 38.98361°N 85.25028°W / 38.98361; -85.25028

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