Americus, Indiana

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Americus, Indiana
Looking from the Wabash River southeast toward State Road 25 in Americus
Looking from the Wabash River southeast toward State Road 25 in Americus
Location of Americus in Tippecanoe County, Indiana.
Location of Americus in Tippecanoe County, Indiana.
Coordinates: 40°31′33″N 86°45′29″W / 40.52583°N 86.75806°W / 40.52583; -86.75806Coordinates: 40°31′33″N 86°45′29″W / 40.52583°N 86.75806°W / 40.52583; -86.75806
CountryUnited States
StateIndiana
CountyTippecanoe
TownshipWashington
Elevation558 ft (170 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
47905
Area code(s)765
GNIS feature ID430134, 2583445

Americus is a small census-designated place in Washington Township, Tippecanoe County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[2]

The community is part of the Lafayette, Indiana Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

A post office was established at Americus in 1833, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1902.[3]

Geography[edit]

Americus is located at 40°31'34" North, 86°45'29" West (40.526111, -86.758056) at an elevation of 558 feet, on the southern bank of the Wabash River in Washington Township.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
U.S. Decennial Census[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "Americus, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-10.
  3. ^ "Tippecanoe County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved July 25, 2016.
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016.
Americus in 1878.