Hesston, Indiana

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Hesston
Unincorporated community
Hesston is located in Indiana
Hesston
Hesston
Coordinates: 41°45′10″N 86°39′39″W / 41.75278°N 86.66083°W / 41.75278; -86.66083Coordinates: 41°45′10″N 86°39′39″W / 41.75278°N 86.66083°W / 41.75278; -86.66083
Country United States
State Indiana
County LaPorte
Township Galena
Elevation 650 ft (200 m)
ZIP code 46350
FIPS code 18-33232[1]
GNIS feature ID 436073[2]

Hesston is an unincorporated community in Galena Township, LaPorte County, Indiana.

History[edit]

A post office was established at Hesston in 1877, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1900.[3] The community was named for P. M. Hess, an early settler.[4]

Culture[edit]

The Hesston Steam Museum, which contains several railroads with multiple track gauges including 3 ft (914 mm) narrow gauge, 2 ft (610 mm) narrow gauge, 14 in (356 mm) gauge, and 7 12 in (190.5 mm) gauge, is located just west of Hesston.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "Hesston, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-17. 
  3. ^ "La Porte County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 29 December 2014. 
  4. ^ Daniels, E. D. (1904). A twentieth century history and biographical record of La Porte County, Indiana. Lewis Publishing Co. p. 94. 
  5. ^ "Homepage". Hesston Steam Museum. Retrieved 29 December 2014.