Chili, Indiana

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Chili, Indiana
Chili is located in Indiana
Chili is located in the United States
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
CountryUnited States
Elevation705 ft (215 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
GNIS feature ID432475

Chili (Cheye-leye)[2] is an unincorporated community in Richland Township, Miami County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[3]


Chili, originally called New Market, was surveyed in 1839.[4] In 1886, the Peru and Detroit Railway was extended to Chili.[5]

A post office was established at Chili in 1843, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1961.[6]


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.


  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved 2016-12-14.
  2. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 94. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3.
  3. ^ "Chili, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved October 10, 2009.
  4. ^ History of Miami County, Indiana: From the Earliest Time to the Present. Brant & Fuller. 1887. p. 768.
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ "Miami County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved December 14, 2016.