Elrod, Indiana

Elrod is an unincorporated community in Ripley County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[1]


A post office was established at Elrod in 1849, and remained in operation until 1903.[2] George W. Elrod, an early postmaster, gave the community his name.[3]


  1. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Elrod, 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. 125. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. ...the first postmaster was George W. Elrod.

Coordinates: 39°03′17″N 85°09′50″W / 39.05472°N 85.16389°W / 39.05472; -85.16389

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