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Raub
Unincorporated community
Benton County's location in Indiana
Benton County's location in Indiana
Raub's location in Benton County
Country United States
State Indiana
County Benton
Township York
Elevation 732 ft (223 m)
ZIP code 47942
FIPS code 18-63072
GNIS feature ID 441790

Raub is an unincorporated community in York Township, Benton County, Indiana. It is part of the Lafayette, Indiana Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History

Raub was laid out by merchant and livestock-dealer Adams D. Raub on April 8, 1872 near the railroad which had been completed through the area the previous year. Originally consisting of 71 lots, its first house was that of Ira Perkins (which predated the railroad), followed by that of A. Houser in the fall of 1871. At about the same time, Raub gained its first store, a business selling groceries and notions, and in 1873 got a general store operated by Samuel White. A hardware store, drug store, saloon, doctor's office, grain elevator, blacksmith, and various other establishments followed over the next decade.

A post office was established at Raub in 1872, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1967.

Geography

Raub is located at Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:mw' not found. in York Township, at the intersection of Indiana State Road 71 and the Kankakee, Beaverville and Southern Railroad. The site is half a mile from the border with Newton County and is surrounded by relatively flat, open farmland.

  • Mossman, Ed (1883), "History of Benton County: Past Events -- Present Condition" in Counties of Warren, Benton, Jasper and Newton, Indiana: Historical and Biographical, Chicago: F. A. Battey & Co.

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