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Sims, Indiana
Census-designated place
Country United States
State Indiana
County Grant
Township Sims
Area
 • Total 1.0 sq mi (2.6 km2)
 • Land 1.0 sq mi (2.6 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 860 ft (260 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 156
 • Density 156/sq mi (60.4/km2)
ZIP code 46986
FIPS code 18-69894
GNIS feature ID 443539

Sims is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Sims Township, Grant County, Indiana. In 2010 it had a population of 156.

History

The community took its name from Sims Township. A post office was established at Sims in 1881, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1992.

Geography

Sims is located at 40°29′59″N 85°51′19″W / 40.49972°N 85.85528°W / 40.49972; -85.85528 near the western border of Grant County. It is 2 miles (3 km) west of Swayzee and 13 miles (21 km) southwest of Marion, the county seat. A rail line operated by the Central Railroad Company of Indianapolis passes along the north side of town.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Sims CDP has a total area of 1.0 square mile (2.6 km2), all of it land.


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