Chase, Indiana

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Chase
Unincorporated community
Grain elevators along the railroad in Chase.
Grain elevators along the railroad in Chase.
Benton County's location in Indiana
Benton County's location in Indiana
Chase is located in Benton County, Indiana
Chase
Chase
Location in Benton County
Coordinates: 40°31′08″N 87°20′30″W / 40.51889°N 87.34167°W / 40.51889; -87.34167Coordinates: 40°31′08″N 87°20′30″W / 40.51889°N 87.34167°W / 40.51889; -87.34167
Country United States
State Indiana
County Benton
Township Grant
Elevation 741 ft (226 m)
Population (2008)
 • Total 10
ZIP code 47921
GNIS feature ID 432433[1]

Chase is an unincorporated community in Grant Township, Benton County, Indiana, United States. Though virtually extinct, Chase still persists on state and county maps and retains a single business in the form of grain elevators operated by Boswell Chase Grain, Inc. A few miles away is the Kamp Motor Speedway.

History[edit]

A post office was established at Chase in 1873, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1918.[2] The community was named for Simon P. Chase.[3]

Geography[edit]

Chase is located at 40°31′08″N 87°20′30″W / 40.51889°N 87.34167°W / 40.51889; -87.34167 in Grant Township, and sits on a low rise surrounded on the north, south and west by Mud Pine Creek. Indiana State Road 352 and the Kankakee, Beaverville and Southern Railroad both go west through the town.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chase, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-10. 
  2. ^ "Benton County". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on 3 September 2014. Retrieved 26 August 2014. 
  3. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 93. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. The village was named for a local landowner, Simon P. Chase.