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Unincorporated community
Vermillion County's location in Indiana
Vermillion County's location in Indiana
Country  United States
State  Indiana
County Vermillion County
Township Highland Township
Established 1872
Elevation 188 m (617 ft)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 47974
GNIS feature ID 435046

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


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.


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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