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Unincorporated community
Vigo County's location in Indiana
Vigo County's location in Indiana
Country United States
State Indiana
County Vigo
Township Fayette
Elevation 650 ft (200 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 47885
Area code(s) 812
FIPS code 18-67824
GNIS feature ID 442999

Sandford is an unincorporated community in Fayette Township, Vigo County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.

The community is part of the Terre Haute Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Sandford was established in 1854 at the state line between Illinois and Indiana. With the building of the Indianapolis & St. Louis Railroad, it became an important town in the area. In 1890 it had a population of approximately 250.

A post office was established at Sandford in 1855, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1995.


Sandford is located at 39°32′43″N 87°31′50″W / 39.54528°N 87.53056°W / 39.54528; -87.53056.

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