Vermillion County's location in Indiana
|Elevation||509 ft (155 m)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||434244|
The town was laid out in 1827. Legend says that a local drunk, in searching for his wife, would frequently call out "Oh, Jane", but his inebriation caused it to sound more like "Eu, Jene", and this was taken as the name for the town. The actual source of the name is not known. A post office was established at Eugene in 1826, and remained in operation until 1954.
The town is the subject of several poems in Lantern Gleams from Old Eugene, a collection of poetry by Eugene native Alice Craig Fuller.
- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved 2016-07-15.
- "Eugene, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2016-07-15.
- History of Parke and Vermillion Counties, Indiana. B.F. Bowen & Cos. 1913. p. 400.
- Baker, Ronald L.; Marvin Carmony (1975). Indiana Place Names. Indiana University Press. p. 49. ISBN 0-253-14167-2.
- "Vermillion County". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on 1 October 2015. Retrieved 1 October 2015.
- Fuller, Alice Craig (1928). Lantern Gleams from Old Eugene, And Other Poems. Los Angeles: Wetzel Publishing Company. OCLC 742328376.