Highland, Vermillion County, Indiana

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Highland
Unincorporated community
Vermillion County's location in Indiana
Vermillion County's location in Indiana
Highland is located in Vermillion County, Indiana
Highland
Highland
Highland's location in Vermillion County
Coordinates: 39°47′40″N 87°23′45″W / 39.79444°N 87.39583°W / 39.79444; -87.39583Coordinates: 39°47′40″N 87°23′45″W / 39.79444°N 87.39583°W / 39.79444; -87.39583
Country United States
State Indiana
County Vermillion
Township Helt
Elevation[1] 627 ft (191 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 47854
Area code(s) 765
GNIS feature ID 436148

Highland is an unincorporated community in Helt Township, Vermillion County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[2]

History[edit]

Highland was probably so named on account of its lofty elevation.[3] A post office was established at Highland in 1838, and remained in operation until 1868.[4] With the construction of the railroad, business activity shifted to nearby Hillsdale, and the town of Highland declined.[5]

Geography[edit]

Highland is located at 39°47′40″N 87°23′44″W / 39.79444°N 87.39556°W / 39.79444; -87.39556 (39.794444, -87.395556), one mile west of the Wabash River and the Parke County town of Montezuma, and less than a mile northwest of Hillsdale.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved 2016-07-15. 
  2. ^ "Highland, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2010-08-19. 
  3. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 164. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. ...because it is the highest spot in that area. 
  4. ^ "Vermillion County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 1 October 2015. 
  5. ^ History of Parke and Vermillion Counties, Indiana. B.F. Bowen & Cos. 1913. p. 414.