Sandford, Indiana

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Sandford, Indiana
Vigo County's location in Indiana
Vigo County's location in Indiana
Sandford is located in Vigo County, Indiana
Sandford
Sandford
Coordinates: 39°32′43″N 87°31′50″W / 39.54528°N 87.53056°W / 39.54528; -87.53056Coordinates: 39°32′43″N 87°31′50″W / 39.54528°N 87.53056°W / 39.54528; -87.53056
CountryUnited States
StateIndiana
CountyVigo
TownshipFayette
Elevation630 ft (192 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
47885
Area code(s)812, 930
FIPS code18-67824[2]
GNIS feature ID442999

Sandford is an unincorporated community in Fayette Township, Vigo County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[3]

The community is part of the Terre Haute Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

Sandford was established in 1854 at the state line between Illinois and Indiana. With the building of the Indianapolis & St. Louis Railroad, it became an important town in the area. In 1890 it had a population of approximately 250.[4]

A post office was established at Sandford in 1855, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1995.[5]

Geography[edit]

Sandford is located at 39°32′43″N 87°31′50″W / 39.54528°N 87.53056°W / 39.54528; -87.53056.

References[edit]

  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. ^ "Sandford, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved August 7, 2017.
  4. ^ Bradsby, H.C. (1891). History of Vigo County, Indiana, with Biographical Selections. Chicago: S. B. Nelson & Co. p. 481.
  5. ^ "Vigo County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved July 14, 2016.