Monitor, Indiana

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Unincorporated community
Tippecanoe County's location in Indiana
Tippecanoe County's location in Indiana
Monitor is located in Tippecanoe County, Indiana
Location in Tippecanoe County
Coordinates: 40°25′11″N 86°45′24″W / 40.41972°N 86.75667°W / 40.41972; -86.75667
Country United States
State Indiana
County Tippecanoe
Township Perry
Elevation[1] 591 ft (180 m)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 47905
Area code(s) 765
GNIS feature ID 439326

Monitor is a small unincorporated community in Perry Township, Tippecanoe County, Indiana,[2] now almost virtually extinct.


The town's original name was Cynthyana.[3]

A post office was established at Monitor in 1864, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1902.[4]

The former Monitor schoolhouse was used as a drug addiction treatment facility until 2007. In 2010 it was set on fire in an arson incident.[5]


Monitor is located at 40°25'11" North, 86°45'24" West (40.419722, -86.756667) and has an elevation of approximately 589 feet.

Monitor in 1878


  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "Monitor, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2016-07-25. 
  3. ^ Schumpert, Larry (1969-03-04). "Old Tippecanoe Towns Brought To Mind By Yorktown Demise". Lafayette Journal and Courier. 
  4. ^ "Tippecanoe County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved July 25, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Man arrested in fire case". WLFI. 2010-06-26.