Lena, Indiana

Unincorporated community

Parke County's location in Indiana

Location in Parke County

Coordinates: 39°36′18″N 87°06′26″W / 39.60500°N 87.10722°W / 39.60500; -87.10722Coordinates: 39°36′18″N 87°06′26″W / 39.60500°N 87.10722°W / 39.60500; -87.10722
Country  United States
State  Indiana
County Parke County
Township Jackson Township
Elevation 210 m (689 ft)
ZIP code 47832
GNIS feature ID 437775[1]

Lena, is an unincorporated community in southern Jackson Township, Parke County, Indiana, United States. A portion of Lena also extends into Clay County, just north of Carbon. This portion of Lena is referred to as Marysville.[2]


Lena was platted in 1870 when the railroad was extended to that point.[3] A post office was established at Lena in 1871, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1880.[4]


Lena is located at 39°36′18″N 87°06′26″W / 39.60500°N 87.10722°W / 39.60500; -87.10722 at an elevation of 689 feet.


  1. "Lena". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2010-11-01.
  2. Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 195. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. ...consequently, Marysville, q.v., a Clay County community adjoining Lena on the south, also popularly was known as Lena.
  3. History of Parke and Vermillion Counties, Indiana. B.F. Bowen & Cos. 1913. p. 190.
  4. "Clay County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 30 August 2014.

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