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Americus
Census-designated place
Looking from the Wabash River southeast toward State Road 25 in Americus
Looking from the Wabash River southeast toward State Road 25 in Americus
Tippecanoe County's location in Indiana
Tippecanoe County's location in Indiana
Country United States
State Indiana
County Tippecanoe
Township Washington
Elevation 558 ft (170 m)
ZIP code 47905
GNIS feature ID 430134

Americus is a small census-designated place in Washington Township, Tippecanoe County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.

It is part of the Lafayette, Indiana Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History

A post office was established at Americus in 1833, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1902.

Geography

Americus is located at 40°31'34" North, 86°45'29" West (40.526111, -86.758056) at an elevation of 558 feet, on the southern bank of the Wabash River in Washington Township.

Americus, Indiana 1878
Americus in 1878.

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