South Raub, Indiana

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South Raub
Unincorporated community
Snow covers a derelict stand in South Raub
Snow covers a derelict stand in South Raub
South Raub is located in Indiana
South Raub
South Raub
Coordinates: 40°18′05″N 86°54′48″W / 40.30139°N 86.91333°W / 40.30139; -86.91333Coordinates: 40°18′05″N 86°54′48″W / 40.30139°N 86.91333°W / 40.30139; -86.91333
Country United States
State Indiana
County Tippecanoe
Townships Randolph, Wea
Elevation[1] 712 ft (217 m)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 47909
Area code(s) 765
GNIS feature ID 0443844

South Raub was a small unincorporated community on the border of Randolph and Wea Townships in Tippecanoe County, Indiana.

Geography[edit]

South Raub is located at 40°18′05″ N, 86°54′49″ W (40.301389, -86.913611) along County Road 800 South half a mile west of US Route 231/State Road 43. A CSX rail line connecting the cities of Lafayette and Crawfordsville passes through the town. It has an elevation of approximately 711 feet.

Wea Creek flows within half a mile of South Raub to the north and west.

Lapham Feed and Grain[edit]

Lapham Feed and Grain, Inc. was started in 1956 by Richard and Eula Lapham who moved to South Raub from Decatur, Illinois; it was sometimes called the South Raub Elevator by many of the farmers. On November 24, 1959, there was a 20-car coal train wreck which demolished the west side of the elevator. There were no injuries and the elevator was rebuilt.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "USGS detail on South Raub". Retrieved 2008-10-10.