Vermillion County's location in Indiana
|Elevation||633 ft (193 m)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||437106|
Jonestown was laid out in about 1862 by Philip Jones, who gave the town his name. A post office called Jones was established in 1862. In 1867, the post office was transferred to Saint Bernice.
Jonestown is located less than a mile east of the larger town of Saint Bernice.
- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved 2016-07-15.
- "Jonestown, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved July 31, 2017.
- History of Parke and Vermillion Counties, Indiana. B.F. Bowen & Cos. 1913. p. 412.
- "Vermillion County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 1 October 2015.
- Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 181. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3.
...established on April 26, 1862; moved to nearby Saint Bernice...
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