Raub, Indiana

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Unincorporated community
Benton County's location in Indiana
Benton County's location in Indiana
Raub is located in Benton County, Indiana
Raub's location in Benton County
Coordinates: 40°43′48″N 87°29′30″W / 40.73000°N 87.49167°W / 40.73000; -87.49167Coordinates: 40°43′48″N 87°29′30″W / 40.73000°N 87.49167°W / 40.73000; -87.49167
Country United States
State Indiana
County Benton
Township York
Elevation[1] 732 ft (223 m)
ZIP code 47942
FIPS code 18-63072[2]
GNIS feature ID 441790

Raub is an unincorporated community in York Township, Benton County, Indiana. It is part of the Lafayette, Indiana Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Raub was laid out by merchant and livestock-dealer Adams D. Raub on April 8, 1872[3] near the railroad which had been completed through the area the previous year. Originally consisting of 71 lots, its first house was that of Ira Perkins (which predated the railroad), followed by that of A. Houser in the fall of 1871. At about the same time, Raub gained its first store, a business selling groceries and notions, and in 1873 got a general store operated by Samuel White. A hardware store, drug store, saloon, doctor's office, grain elevator, blacksmith, and various other establishments followed over the next decade.

A post office was established at Raub in 1872, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1967.[4]


Raub is located at 40°43′48″N 87°29′30″W / 40.73000°N 87.49167°W / 40.73000; -87.49167 in York Township, at the intersection of Indiana State Road 71 and the Kankakee, Beaverville and Southern Railroad. The site is half a mile from the border with Newton County and is surrounded by relatively flat, open farmland.


  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ 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. ...laid out on April 8, 1872 by A. D. Raub... 
  4. ^ "Benton County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 26 August 2014. 
  • Mossman, Ed (1883), "History of Benton County: Past Events -- Present Condition" in Counties of Warren, Benton, Jasper and Newton, Indiana: Historical and Biographical, Chicago: F. A. Battey & Co.