Monitor, Indiana

Monitor is a small unincorporated community in Perry Township, Tippecanoe County, in the U.S. state of Indiana,[2] now almost virtually extinct.

Monitor, Indiana
Tippecanoe County's location in Indiana
Monitor
Location in Tippecanoe County
Coordinates: 40°25′11″N 86°45′24″W
CountryUnited States
StateIndiana
CountyTippecanoe
TownshipPerry
Elevation591 ft (180 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
  Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
47905
Area code(s)765
GNIS feature ID439326

History

The town's original name was Cynthyana.[3]

A post office was established at Monitor in 1864, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1902.[4]

The former Monitor schoolhouse was used as a drug addiction treatment facility until 2007. In 2010 it was set on fire in an arson incident.[5]

Geography

Monitor is located at 40°25'11" North, 86°45'24" West (40.419722, -86.756667) and has an elevation of approximately 589 feet.

References

  1. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. "Monitor, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2016-07-25.
  3. Schumpert, Larry (1969-03-04). "Old Tippecanoe Towns Brought To Mind By Yorktown Demise". Lafayette Journal and Courier.
  4. "Tippecanoe County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved July 25, 2016.
  5. "Man arrested in fire case". WLFI. 2010-06-26.
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