North Crane, Indiana

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North Crane is a small unincorporated community in Wea Township, Tippecanoe County, Indiana.


The town began as a stop on the Indianapolis, Cincinnati and Lafayette Railroad line running southeast out of Lafayette and was known as Culver's Station, named for a nearby landowner.[1]


North Crane is located at 40°20′18″ N, 86°48′35″ W (40.338333, -86.809722) on the eastern edge of Wea Township. It has an elevation of approximately 679 feet.[2] One visible reminder of North Crane is the former Crane Station elevator, which can be seen from U.S. 52, just south of Lafayette.


  1. ^ Indiana Historical Society. Maps of Indiana Counties in 1876. 1968. (Reprinted from Illustrated Historical Atlas of the State of Indiana. Chicago: Baskin, Forster & Company, 1876.)
  2. ^ "USGS Topographic Map Quad" (map). TopoQuest. Retrieved 2008-06-30. 

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