Randall, Indiana

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Randall, Indiana
Ghost town
Vermillion County's location in Indiana
Vermillion County's location in Indiana
Randall is located in Vermillion County, Indiana
Randall
Randall
Randall's location in Vermillion County
Coordinates: 39°46′30″N 87°31′21″W / 39.77500°N 87.52250°W / 39.77500; -87.52250Coordinates: 39°46′30″N 87°31′21″W / 39.77500°N 87.52250°W / 39.77500; -87.52250
Country United States
State Indiana
County Vermillion
Township Helt
Elevation[1] 617 ft (188 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 47847
Area code(s) 765
GNIS feature ID 441760

Randall is a former town in Helt Township, Vermillion County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[2] Randall is also 1.6 miles northwest of another extinct town: Toronto, on W County Road 700 S. The nearest extant community is the town of Dana, to the northeast.

History[edit]

The post office at Randall was established in 1858 and discontinued in 1872.[3] The community was named in honor of the Randall family of settlers.[4]

Geography[edit]

Randall is located at 39°46′30″N 87°31′21″W / 39.77500°N 87.52250°W / 39.77500; -87.52250.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved 2016-07-18. 
  2. ^ "Randall, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2016-07-18. 
  3. ^ "Vermillion County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 1 October 2015. 
  4. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 276. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. ...for the local Randall family...