Rileysburg, Indiana

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Rileysburg
Unincorporated community
The old Rileysburg grain elevator
The old Rileysburg grain elevator
Vermillion County's location in Indiana
Vermillion County's location in Indiana
Rileysburg is located in Vermillion County, Indiana
Rileysburg
Rileysburg
Rileysburg's location in Vermillion County
Coordinates: 40°06′15″N 87°31′33″W / 40.10417°N 87.52583°W / 40.10417; -87.52583Coordinates: 40°06′15″N 87°31′33″W / 40.10417°N 87.52583°W / 40.10417; -87.52583
Country United States
State Indiana
County Vermillion
Township Highland
Elevation[1] 650 ft (198 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 47932
Area code(s) 765
GNIS feature ID 442041

Rileysburg is a small unincorporated community in Highland Township, Vermillion County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[2] The town is served by the post office in Covington in nearby Fountain County. The county seat is located in Newport.

History[edit]

A post office was established at Rileysburg in 1887, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1934.[3] The town plat was officially filed in 1904.[4]

Geography[edit]

Rileysburg is located in the far northwest part of the county, 1 mile (1.6 km) south of Interstate 74 and about .25 miles (0.40 km) east of the Indiana-Illinois state line. A CSX Transportation railway runs northwest through town toward Danville, Illinois. Coal Branch Creek, which flows south through the county to the Vermilion River, has its head near Rileysburg.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved 2016-07-15. 
  2. ^ "Rileysburg, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2010-08-19. 
  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. 280. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. ...was platted on June 4, 1904.