Sims, Indiana

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Sims
census-designated place
Sims is located in Indiana
Sims
Sims
Coordinates: 40°29′59″N 85°51′19″W / 40.49972°N 85.85528°W / 40.49972; -85.85528Coordinates: 40°29′59″N 85°51′19″W / 40.49972°N 85.85528°W / 40.49972; -85.85528
Country United States
State Indiana
County Grant
Township Sims
Elevation[1] 860 ft (260 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 250
ZIP code 46986
FIPS code 18-69894[2]
GNIS feature ID 443539

Sims is an unincorporated census-designated place in Sims Township, Grant County, Indiana. In 2000 it had a population of 250.

History[edit]

The community took its name from Sims Township.[3] A post office was established at Sims in 1881, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1992.[4]

Geography[edit]

Sims is located at 40°29′59″N 85°51′19″W / 40.49972°N 85.85528°W / 40.49972; -85.85528 near the county's western border. A rail line operated by the Central Railroad Company of Indianapolis passes along the north side of town.


References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 302. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. "...named for Sims Township, in which it is located..." 
  4. ^ "Grant County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 12 September 2014.