Twelve Mile, Indiana

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Twelve Mile
Cass County's location in Indiana
Cass County's location in Indiana
Twelve Mile is located in Cass County, Indiana
Twelve Mile
Twelve Mile
Location in Cass County
Coordinates: 40°51′59″N 86°13′31″W / 40.86639°N 86.22528°W / 40.86639; -86.22528Coordinates: 40°51′59″N 86°13′31″W / 40.86639°N 86.22528°W / 40.86639; -86.22528
CountryUnited States
Elevation801 ft (244 m)
ZIP code
FIPS code18-76886[2]
GNIS feature ID445000

Twelve Mile is an unincorporated community in Adams Township, Cass County, Indiana. Its name is sometimes said to come from its location that is approximately 12 miles (19 km) from the cities of Logansport, Peru and Rochester, but this is an old wives' tale. The town was located on the twelve-mile marker of the railroad that the town grew around.[3] The eastern portion of the town was formerly known as Hen Peck; but as the two small towns grew they became one town that was referred to as Twelve Mile.[4]


The Twelve Mile Christmas Pageant has been held every December since 1970 in Plank-Hill Park. The pageant was started by Clifton Skinner, an employee at Bunker Hill Air Force Base (now Grissom Air Reserve Base), who based part of the pageant on a tradition among the base's airmen of placing Christmas-themed panels in front of their barracks.

Twelve Mile is home to the Twelve Mile 500[5] , a riding lawnmower race held annually on Independence Day and begun in 1963.


  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2020-02-12. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ Indiana Place Names. Baker, Ronald L. and Marvin Carmony. Indiana University Press, Bloomington, IN. 1975. p167
  4. ^ Baker, Ronald L., From Needmore to Prosperity Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 1996, pp372. p328
  5. ^ Twelve Mile 500

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