Americus, Indiana

Americus is a small census-designated place in Washington Township, Tippecanoe County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[2]

Americus, Indiana
Looking from the Wabash River southeast toward State Road 25 in Americus
Location of Americus in Tippecanoe County, Indiana.
Coordinates: 40°31′33″N 86°45′29″W
CountryUnited States
Elevation558 ft (170 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
  Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)765
GNIS feature ID430134, 2583445

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


A post office was established at Americus in 1833, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1902.[3]


Americus is located at 40°31'34" North, 86°45'29" West (40.526111, -86.758056) at an elevation of 558 feet, on the southern bank of the Wabash River in Washington Township.


Historical population
U.S. Decennial Census[4]


  1. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. "Americus, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-10.
  3. "Tippecanoe County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved July 25, 2016.
  4. "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2016.

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