Highland, Vermillion County, Indiana

Unincorporated community

Vermillion County's location in Indiana

Highland's location in Vermillion County

Coordinates: 39°47′40″N 87°23′45″W / 39.79444°N 87.39583°W / 39.79444; -87.39583Coordinates: 39°47′40″N 87°23′45″W / 39.79444°N 87.39583°W / 39.79444; -87.39583
Country  United States
State  Indiana
County Vermillion County
Township Helt Township
Elevation[1] 191 m (627 ft)
ZIP code 47854
GNIS feature ID 436148

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


Highland was probably so named on account of its lofty elevation.[3] A post office was established at Highland in 1838, and remained in operation until 1868.[4] With the construction of the railroad, business activity shifted to nearby Hillsdale, and the town of Highland declined.[5]


Highland is located at 39°47′40″N 87°23′44″W / 39.79444°N 87.39556°W / 39.79444; -87.39556 (39.794444, -87.395556), one mile west of the Wabash River and the Parke County town of Montezuma, and less than a mile northwest of Hillsdale.


  1. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved 2016-07-15.
  2. "Highland, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2010-08-19.
  3. Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 164. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. ...because it is the highest spot in that area.
  4. "Vermillion County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 1 October 2015.
  5. History of Parke and Vermillion Counties, Indiana. B.F. Bowen & Cos. 1913. p. 414.

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