Nevada, Indiana

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Unincorporated community
Nevada is located in Indiana
Coordinates: 40°23′43″N 86°00′15″W / 40.39528°N 86.00417°W / 40.39528; -86.00417Coordinates: 40°23′43″N 86°00′15″W / 40.39528°N 86.00417°W / 40.39528; -86.00417
Country United States
State Indiana
County Tipton
Township Liberty
Founded by Benjamin Denny
Named for City in Mexico
Elevation 863 ft (263 m)
ZIP code 46068
FIPS code 18-52272[1]
GNIS feature ID 440011[2]

Nevada is an unincorporated town in Liberty Township, Tipton County, Indiana, United States. It is part of the Kokomo, Indiana Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Nevada was first settled by Benjamin Denny. Denny moved to the area from Madison County around 1850. The town was platted by Denny and William Marshall in October, 1852. Sylvester Turpen named the town after "a city in Mexico." A post office was established in 1850. It was abolished in 1907. The first general store was opened in 1850. The first grist mill and saw mill, which were combined, were opened in 1854.[3]

In 1881, Tom Fox murdered Erastus Nordyke in a wheat field just outside of Nevada. Fox was never arrested because he could not be found. His disappearance was described as if he had been "swallowed up in the earth."[4]