Rays Crossing, Indiana

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Rays Crossing, Indiana
Rays Crossing is located in Indiana
Rays Crossing
Rays Crossing
Rays Crossing is located in the United States
Rays Crossing
Rays Crossing
Coordinates: 39°33′16″N 85°40′09″W / 39.55444°N 85.66917°W / 39.55444; -85.66917Coordinates: 39°33′16″N 85°40′09″W / 39.55444°N 85.66917°W / 39.55444; -85.66917
CountryUnited States
Elevation860 ft (262 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
GNIS feature ID441801

Rays Crossing is an unincorporated community in Union Township, Shelby County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[2]


Rays Crossing had its start as a depot and shipping point on the railroad.[3] The community has the name of the Ray family of settlers.[4] A post office was established at Rays Crossing in 1870, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1943.[5]


Rays Crossing is located at 39°33′16″N 85°40′09″W / 39.55444°N 85.66917°W / 39.55444; -85.66917.


  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "Rays Crossing, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved July 30, 2017.
  3. ^ Chadwick, Edward H. (1909). Chadwick's History of Shelby County, Indiana. B.F. Bowen. p. 274.
  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. ...named for the local Ray family...
  5. ^ "Shelby County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 4 December 2015.