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Romney, Indiana
Post office at the corner of Main and High streets.
Post office at the corner of Main and High streets.
Tippecanoe County's location in Indiana
Tippecanoe County's location in Indiana
Romney, Indiana is located in Tippecanoe County, Indiana
Romney, Indiana
Romney, Indiana
Location in Tippecanoe County, Indiana
Country United States
State Indiana
County Tippecanoe
Township Randolph
Area
 • Total 0.88 sq mi (2.27 km2)
 • Land 0.88 sq mi (2.27 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
735 ft (224 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 304
 • Density 347.43/sq mi (134.21/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
47981
Area code(s) 765
GNIS feature ID 442271

Romney is an unincorporated community in Randolph Township, Tippecanoe County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.

It has a well known equestrian facility, Foxton Farm, that was once used for fox hunting, but now houses the equestrian program at Purdue University, and stables the polo ponies of the Purdue Polo Club.

The community is part of the Lafayette, Indiana Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History

Originally named Columbia, Romney received its present name from the community of Romney, West Virginia.

The Romney post office has been in operation since 1842.

Geography

Romney is located at 40°15'5" North, 86°54'13" West (40.251426, -86.903618) in Randolph Township, at an elevation of 738 feet.


Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
2020 304
U.S. Decennial Census
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