Tefft, Indiana

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Tefft
Unincorporated community
Tefft is located in Indiana
Tefft
Tefft
Coordinates: 41°11′37″N 86°58′06″W / 41.19361°N 86.96833°W / 41.19361; -86.96833Coordinates: 41°11′37″N 86°58′06″W / 41.19361°N 86.96833°W / 41.19361; -86.96833
Country United States
State Indiana
County Jasper
Township Kankakee
Elevation[1] 673 ft (205 m)
ZIP code 46380 [2]
FIPS code 18-75230[3]
GNIS feature ID 444624

Tefft is an unincorporated community in Kankakee Township, Jasper County, Indiana.

History[edit]

Tefft was platted by Isaac Dunn in 1884, and named Dunnville. The name, however, became confused with Danville so Dunville was renamed Tefft after Dunn's brother-in-law, a Dr. Tefft.[4]

A post office was established at Tefft in 1883, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 2003.[5]

Geography[edit]

Tefft is located at 41°11′37″N 86°58′06″W / 41.19361°N 86.96833°W / 41.19361; -86.96833.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ Zip Code Lookup
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  4. ^ Robert M. Taylor (1990). Indiana: a new historical guide. Indiana Historical Society. p. 602. ISBN 978-0871950499. 
  5. ^ "Jasper County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 21 October 2014.