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Buck Creek, Indiana

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Buck Creek, Indiana
A freight train passes through Buck Creek
A freight train passes through Buck Creek
Location of Buck Creek in Tippecanoe County, Indiana.
Location of Buck Creek in Tippecanoe County, Indiana.
Coordinates: 40°29′16″N 86°45′42″W / 40.48778°N 86.76167°W / 40.48778; -86.76167Coordinates: 40°29′16″N 86°45′42″W / 40.48778°N 86.76167°W / 40.48778; -86.76167
CountryUnited States
Elevation659 ft (201 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)765
FIPS code18-08794[2]
GNIS feature ID449626, 2583446

Buck Creek is an unincorporated census-designated place in Washington Township, Tippecanoe County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[3]

It is part of the Lafayette, Indiana Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Buck Creek was originally called Transitville.[4]

A post office was established under the name Transitville in 1858, and was renamed Buck Creek in 1885. As of July 2016, it remains in operation.[5]


Buck Creek sits at the intersection of Tippecanoe County Road 750 East and a northeast-southwest Norfolk Southern railroad line between the cities of Lafayette and Delphi. The creek for which Buck Creek is named originates 6.5 miles (10.5 km) east in Carroll County near Ockley, flows westward along the northern edge of the community, and meets the Wabash River approximately 3 miles (4.8 km) to the west.


Public education for residents of Buck Creek is provided by the Tippecanoe School Corporation.[6]


  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "Buck Creek, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2016-07-25.
  4. ^ "USGS detail on Buck Creek - Variant Citation". Retrieved 2016-07-25.
  5. ^ "Tippecanoe County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved July 25, 2016.
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