Gessie, Indiana facts for kids
Vermillion County's location in Indiana
|Elevation||188 m (617 ft)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||435046|
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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