Vandalia, Indiana

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Vandalia, Indiana
Unincorporated community
Vandalia, Indiana Historic Chapel & School
Vandalia, Indiana Historic Chapel & School
Vandalia is located in Indiana
Vandalia
Vandalia
Vandalia is located in the US
Vandalia
Vandalia
Coordinates: 39°18′45″N 86°51′58″W / 39.31250°N 86.86611°W / 39.31250; -86.86611Coordinates: 39°18′45″N 86°51′58″W / 39.31250°N 86.86611°W / 39.31250; -86.86611
Country United States
State Indiana
County Owen
Township Lafayette
Elevation[1] 787 ft (240 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 47868
Area code(s) 812, 930
GNIS feature ID 445224

Vandalia is an unincorporated community in Lafayette Township, Owen County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[2]

History[edit]

Vandalia was laid out in 1839.[3] A post office was established at Vandalia in 1846, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1927.[4] Two remaining landmarks and reminders of Vandalia's past are the historic chapel (built in 1895) and one-room schoolhouse (building completed in 1868), preserved and maintained by the Vandalia Community Preservation Association.[5]

Vandalia, Indiana Historic Chapel
Vandalia, Indiana Historic One-Room School

Geography[edit]

Vandalia is located at 39°18′45″N 86°51′58″W / 39.31250°N 86.86611°W / 39.31250; -86.86611 at an elevation of 787 feet. It lies at the east end of State Road 246 where it intersects State Road 46. The main village originated nearer coordinates 39.3137257,-86.8679851 [6] where (in 2017) the historic chapel and one-room schoolhouse continue to exist through the preservation efforts of the Vandalia Community Preservation Association.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved 2017-05-01. 
  2. ^ "Vandalia, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved July 19, 2017. 
  3. ^ Blanchard, Charles (1884). Counties of Clay and Owen, Indiana: Historical and Biographical. F.A. Battey & Company. p. 820. 
  4. ^ "Owen County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 21 September 2015. 
  5. ^ "Vandalia Community Preservation Association". Organization Founded 1995. 
  6. ^ "Google Maps". Location where the main village of Vandalia, Indiana originated. 

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