Buck Creek, Indiana

Buck Creek is an unincorporated census-designated place in Washington Township, Tippecanoe County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[3]

Buck Creek, Indiana
A freight train passes through Buck Creek
A freight train passes through Buck Creek
Location of Buck Creek in Tippecanoe County, Indiana.
Location of Buck Creek in Tippecanoe County, Indiana.
Coordinates: 40°29′16″N 86°45′42″W / 40.48778°N 86.76167°W / 40.48778; -86.76167Coordinates: 40°29′16″N 86°45′42″W / 40.48778°N 86.76167°W / 40.48778; -86.76167
CountryUnited States
StateIndiana
CountyTippecanoe
TownshipWashington
Elevation659 ft (201 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
47924
Area code(s)765
FIPS code18-08794[2]
GNIS feature ID449626, 2583446

It is part of the Lafayette, Indiana Metropolitan Statistical Area.

HistoryEdit

Buck Creek was originally called Transitville.[4]

A post office was established under the name Transitville in 1858, and was renamed Buck Creek in 1885. As of July 2016, it remains in operation.[5]

GeographyEdit

Buck Creek sits at the intersection of Tippecanoe County Road 750 East and a northeast-southwest Norfolk Southern railroad line between the cities of Lafayette and Delphi. The creek for which Buck Creek is named originates 6.5 miles (10.5 km) east in Carroll County near Ockley, flows westward along the northern edge of the community, and meets the Wabash River approximately 3 miles (4.8 km) to the west.

EducationEdit

Public education for residents of Buck Creek is provided by the Tippecanoe School Corporation.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "Buck Creek, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2016-07-25.
  4. ^ "USGS detail on Buck Creek - Variant Citation". Retrieved 2016-07-25.
  5. ^ "Tippecanoe County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved July 25, 2016.
  6. ^ "Corporation Map - Tippecanoe School Corporation".

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