West Point, Indiana facts for kids
Looking east along Jefferson Street
Tippecanoe County's location in Indiana
|• Total||53.6 sq mi (138.8 km2)|
|• Land||53.5 sq mi (138.6 km2)|
|• Water||0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)|
|Elevation||673 ft (205 m)|
|• Density||6.9/sq mi (2.7/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||445856|
The community is part of the Lafayette, Indiana Metropolitan Statistical Area.
West Point is located at Wabash River.(40.345036, -87.043066) along State Road 25 at an elevation of approximately 673 feet. The town is in Wayne Township and sits about a quarter of a mile north of Flint Creek which flows west to the
A village named Glen Hall existed on the north side of West Point in the 19th century; though still populated, the site is now generally considered part of West Point. Additionally, residents of the former town of Granville are listed using West Point addresses.
The town was platted in 1833 by Samuel Kiser. It was founded as Middleton, but residents changed the name of the town to West Point.
The West Point post office has been in operation since 1836.
West Point is home to one church, West Point United Methodist. Another church was closed and converted to an antiques shop in the early 2010s.
There are several cemeteries and gravesites within the area. West Point Cemetery is the only one mainly located in the town.
West Point has a growing level of community involvement, which primarily revolves around West Point Park (the former location of West Point High School, now demolished) and the West Point Volunteer Fire Department. Each year, the West Point Park hosts a charity 5 km run, and the Volunteer Fire Department puts on a community fish fry to raise funds for equipment.
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