Tocsin, Indiana

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Tocsin
Unincorporated community
Wells County's location in Indiana
Wells County's location in Indiana
Tocsin is located in Wells County, Indiana
Tocsin
Tocsin
Location of Tocsin in Wells County
Coordinates: 40°49′49″N 85°06′33″W / 40.83028°N 85.10917°W / 40.83028; -85.10917Coordinates: 40°49′49″N 85°06′33″W / 40.83028°N 85.10917°W / 40.83028; -85.10917
Country United States
State Indiana
County Wells
Township Lancaster
Elevation[1] 833 ft (254 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 46777
Area code(s) 260
FIPS code 18-76076[2]
GNIS feature ID 444793

Tocsin is an unincorporated community in Lancaster Township, Wells County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[3] It is on the border with Jefferson Township.

History[edit]

Tocsin was platted in 1884.[4] A post office was established at Tocsin in 1882, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1966.[5]

Geography[edit]

Tocsin is located at 40°49′49″N 85°06′33″W / 40.83028°N 85.10917°W / 40.83028; -85.10917.

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. ^ "Tocsin, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2016-07-07. 
  4. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 233. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. The village was platted on August 19, 1884... 
  5. ^ "Wells County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved July 7, 2016.