Chili, Indiana

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Chili, Indiana
Unincorporated community
Chili is located in Indiana
Chili
Chili
Chili is located in the US
Chili
Chili
Coordinates: 40°51′36″N 86°01′35″W / 40.86000°N 86.02639°W / 40.86000; -86.02639Coordinates: 40°51′36″N 86°01′35″W / 40.86000°N 86.02639°W / 40.86000; -86.02639
Country United States
State Indiana
County Miami
Township Richland
Elevation[1] 705 ft (215 m)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code 46970
GNIS feature ID 432475

Chili is an unincorporated community in Richland Township, Miami County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[2]

History[edit]

Chili, originally called New Market, was surveyed in 1839.[3] In 1886, the Peru and Detroit Railway was extended to Chili.[4]

A post office was established at Chili in 1843, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1961.[5]

Geography[edit]

Chili is located at 40°51′36″N 86°01′35″W / 40.86000°N 86.02639°W / 40.86000; -86.02639, situated on the north bank of the Eel River.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved 2016-12-14. 
  2. ^ "Chili, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved October 10, 2009. 
  3. ^ History of Miami County, Indiana: From the Earliest Time to the Present. Brant & Fuller. 1887. p. 768. 
  4. ^ Bodurtha, Arthur Lawrence (1914). History of Miami County, Indiana: A Narrative Account of Its Historical Progress, Its People and Its Principal Interests. Lewis Pub. p. 185. 
  5. ^ "Miami County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved December 14, 2016.