Wyandot, Indiana

Wyandot (sometimes shown as Wyandotte[2]) was a small town, now extinct, in Sheffield Township, Tippecanoe County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.

Wyandot, Indiana
Tippecanoe County's location in Indiana
Wyandot
Location in Tippecanoe County
Coordinates: 40°20′43″N 86°44′58″W
CountryUnited States
StateIndiana
CountyTippecanoe
TownshipSheffield
Elevation659 ft (201 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
  Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
47905
Area code(s)765
GNIS feature ID446346

History

The Indian town of Wyandot in Sheffield Township was located in the ravine that is crossed by Dayton Road and runs past Wyandotte Cemetery into the Wildcat Creek. It is thought that the Indians moved their village down to the creek’s banks in the summer and retreated up the ravine in the winter. They lived in log houses and operated a trading post. When the White Settlers arrived, the Indians living there were probably neither Miami or Wyandott, but instead were most likely Potawatomi.

In 1849, a post office was established in Wyandot, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1872.[3]

Geography

Wyandot is located at 40°20′43″N 86°44′58″W with an elevation of 659 feet.

A few buildings in the community still exist, and it is still cited by the USGS.[4]

Richardville Indian Reserve

The Richardville Indian Reserve was located in Sheffield Township and was one of six Reserves located in Tippecanoe County. It was owned by Jean-Baptiste Richardville and in 1818 the land surrounding the village was divided into five sections for his five children.

References

  1. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved 2016-07-25.
  2. "Ghost Towns of Tippecanoe County". Retrieved 2016-07-26.
  3. "Tippecanoe County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved July 25, 2016.
  4. "Wyandot, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2016-07-25.


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