Alta, Indiana

Unincorporated community

Vermillion County's location in Indiana

Location in Vermillion County

Coordinates: 39°46′20″N 87°23′12″W / 39.77222°N 87.38667°W / 39.77222; -87.38667Coordinates: 39°46′20″N 87°23′12″W / 39.77222°N 87.38667°W / 39.77222; -87.38667
Country  United States
State  Indiana
County Vermillion County
Township Helt Township
Elevation[1] 152 m (499 ft)
ZIP code 47854
GNIS feature ID 430118

Alta is an unincorporated community in Helt Township, Vermillion County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[2]


The town was laid out in 1871. The name probably refers to "elevation".[3]


Alta is located half a mile west of the Wabash River.


  1. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved 2016-07-15.
  2. "Alta, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-17.
  3. Baker, Ronald L.; Marvin Carmony (1975). Indiana Place Names. Indiana University Press. p. 3. ISBN 0-253-14167-2.
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