Alta, Indiana

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Alta
Unincorporated community
Vermillion County's location in Indiana
Vermillion County's location in Indiana
Alta is located in Vermillion County, Indiana
Alta
Alta
Location in Vermillion County
Coordinates: 39°46′20″N 87°23′12″W / 39.77222°N 87.38667°W / 39.77222; -87.38667Coordinates: 39°46′20″N 87°23′12″W / 39.77222°N 87.38667°W / 39.77222; -87.38667
Country United States
State Indiana
County Vermillion
Township Helt
Elevation[1] 502 ft (153 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 47854
Area code(s) 765
GNIS feature ID 430118

Alta is an unincorporated community in Helt Township, Vermillion County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[2]

History[edit]

The town was laid out in 1871. The name probably refers to "elevation".[3]

Geography[edit]

Alta is located half a mile west of the Wabash River.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved 2016-07-15. 
  2. ^ "Alta, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-17. 
  3. ^ Baker, Ronald L.; Marvin Carmony (1975). Indiana Place Names. Indiana University Press. p. 3. ISBN 0-253-14167-2.