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Gessie, Indiana
Vermillion County's location in Indiana
Vermillion County's location in Indiana
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Coordinates: 40°04′57″N 87°29′59″W / 40.08250°N 87.49972°W / 40.08250; -87.49972Coordinates: 40°04′57″N 87°29′59″W / 40.08250°N 87.49972°W / 40.08250; -87.49972
Country United States
State Indiana
County Vermillion
Township Highland
Established 1872
Elevation
620 ft (189 m)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
47974
Area code(s) 765
GNIS feature ID 435046

Gessie is a small unincorporated community in Highland Township, Vermillion County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.

History

The town was laid out in 1872 by Robert J. Gessie, who gave the town his name. A post office was established at Gessie in 1872, and remained in operation until 1967.

The sole business in the town was a grain elevator, next to the CSX railroad tracks. The grain elevator was destroyed by a tornado. Remnants of the elevator, were used to build a series of grain bins on the east side of town across the tracks.

Geography

Gessie is located at 40°05'00" North, 87°29'57" West (40.083333, -87.499167), less than two miles east of the Indiana-Illinois state line.

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