Hesston, Indiana facts for kids

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Hesston
Unincorporated community
Country United States
State Indiana
County LaPorte
Township Galena
Elevation 650 ft (200 m)
ZIP code 46350
FIPS code 18-33232
GNIS feature ID 436073

Hesston is an unincorporated community in Galena Township, LaPorte County, Indiana.

History

A post office was established at Hesston in 1877, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1900. The community was named for P. M. Hess, an early settler.

Culture

The Hesston Steam Museum, which contains several railroads with multiple track gauges including 3 ft (914 mm) narrow gauge, 2 ft (610 mm) narrow gauge, Error: gauge specification "14in" not known gauge, and 7+12 in (190.5 mm) gauge, is located just west of Hesston.


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