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Colburn
Census-designated place
Looking east toward Colburn along County Road 700 North
Looking east toward Colburn along County Road 700 North
Tippecanoe County's location in Indiana
Tippecanoe County's location in Indiana
Country United States
State Indiana
County Tippecanoe
Township Washington
Founded 1858
Founder Jacob H. Chapman
Elevation 662 ft (202 m)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Zip Code 47905
Area code(s) 765
GNIS feature ID 432745

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

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

History

Colburn was originally called Chapmanville.

A post office was established at Colburn in 1860, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1988.

Geography

Colburn is located at 40°31'07" North, 86°42'51" West (40.518611, -86.714167) in Washington Township, at an elevation of 662 feet. Nearby communities include Lafayette (12 miles southwest), Delphi (6 miles north), Buck Creek (4 miles south) and Americus (3.5 miles west).

Colburn, Indiana 1878
Colburn in 1878.

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