Colburn, Indiana

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

Colburn, Indiana
Looking east toward Colburn along County Road 700 North
Location of Colburn in Tippecanoe County, Indiana.
Coordinates: 40°31′07″N 86°42′51″W
CountryUnited States
FounderJacob H. Chapman
Elevation663 ft (202 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
  Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Zip Code
Area code(s)765
GNIS feature ID432745, 2583448

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


Colburn was originally called Chapmanville.[3]

A post office was established at Colburn in 1860, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1988.[4]


Colburn is located at 40°31'07" North, 86°42'51" West (40.518611, -86.714167) in Washington Township, at an elevation of 662 feet. Nearby communities include Lafayette (12 miles southwest), Delphi (6 miles north), Buck Creek (4 miles south) and Americus (3.5 miles west).


Historical population
U.S. Decennial Census[5]


  1. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved 2016-07-25.
  2. "Colburn, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2016-07-25.
  3. "USGS detail on Colburn - Variant Citation". Retrieved 2016-07-25.
  4. "Tippecanoe County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved July 25, 2016.
  5. "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2016.
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