West Atherton, Indiana

West Atherton
Unincorporated community

Parke County's location in Indiana
West Atherton

Location in Parke County

Coordinates: 39°36′32″N 87°22′15″W / 39.60889°N 87.37083°W / 39.60889; -87.37083Coordinates: 39°36′32″N 87°22′15″W / 39.60889°N 87.37083°W / 39.60889; -87.37083
Country  United States
State  Indiana
County Parke County
Township Florida Township
Elevation 157 m (515 ft)
ZIP code 47874
GNIS feature ID 446661[1]

West Atherton or Atherton is an unincorporated community in southwestern Florida Township, Parke County, Indiana, United States.


A post office called Atherton was established in 1872, and remained in operation until 1881.[2] The community of Atherton, Indiana lies to the west, hence the name.[3]


West Atherton is located at 39°36′32″N 87°22′15″W / 39.60889°N 87.37083°W / 39.60889; -87.37083 at an elevation of 515 feet.


  1. "West Atherton". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2010-11-01.
  2. "Parke County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 30 September 2015.
  3. Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 342. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. ...as the village is located just west of Atherton.

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