Sandcut, Indiana

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Sandcut, Indiana
Unincorporated community
Nickname(s): Meltonville
Vigo County's location in Indiana
Vigo County's location in Indiana
Sandcut is located in Vigo County, Indiana
Sandcut
Sandcut
location in Vigo County, Indiana
Coordinates: 39°33′53″N 87°19′25″W / 39.56472°N 87.32361°W / 39.56472; -87.32361Coordinates: 39°33′53″N 87°19′25″W / 39.56472°N 87.32361°W / 39.56472; -87.32361
Country United States
State Indiana
County Vigo
Township Otter Creek
Elevation[1] 525 ft (160 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 47805
Area code(s) 812, 930
GNIS feature ID 442993

Sandcut is an unincorporated community in Otter Creek Township, Vigo County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[2] It is part of the Terre Haute metropolitan area. Little Gundy Creek flows on the southeastern side of Sandcut. Sandcut also has a volunteer fire department.

History[edit]

Sandcut was founded in 1927, and was so named because of its sandy soil.[3]

Geography[edit]

Sandcut is located at the intersection of Rio Grande Avenue and Rosedale Road, at 39°33′53″N 87°19′25″W / 39.56472°N 87.32361°W / 39.56472; -87.32361.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved 2016-07-14. 
  2. ^ "Sandcut, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved August 6, 2017. 
  3. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 293. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. ...founded about 1927 and apparently named for sandy soil...