Gessie, Indiana

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Unincorporated community
Vermillion County's location in Indiana
Vermillion County's location in Indiana
Gessie is located in Vermillion County, Indiana
Gessie's location in Vermillion County
Coordinates: 40°04′57″N 87°29′59″W / 40.08250°N 87.49972°W / 40.08250; -87.49972Coordinates: 40°04′57″N 87°29′59″W / 40.08250°N 87.49972°W / 40.08250; -87.49972
Country United States
State Indiana
County Vermillion
Township Highland
Established 1872
Elevation[1] 620 ft (189 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 47974
Area code(s) 765
GNIS feature ID 435046

Gessie is a small unincorporated community in Highland Township, Vermillion County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[2]


The town was laid out in 1872 by Robert J. Gessie, who gave the town his name.[3] A post office was established at Gessie in 1872, and remained in operation until 1967.[4]

The sole business in the town was a grain elevator, next to the CSX railroad tracks. The grain elevator was destroyed by a tornado. Remnants of the elevator, were used to build a series of grain bins on the east side of town across the tracks.[citation needed]


Gessie is located at 40°05'00" North, 87°29'57" West (40.083333, -87.499167), less than two miles east of the Indiana-Illinois state line.


  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved 2016-07-15. 
  2. ^ "Gessie, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-17. 
  3. ^ History of Parke and Vermillion Counties, Indiana. B.F. Bowen & Cos. 1913. p. 422. 
  4. ^ "Vermillion County". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on 1 October 2015. Retrieved 1 October 2015.