Jonestown, Indiana

Unincorporated community

Vermillion County's location in Indiana

Jonestown's location in Vermillion County

Coordinates: 39°42′33″N 87°30′9″W / 39.70917°N 87.50250°W / 39.70917; -87.50250Coordinates: 39°42′33″N 87°30′9″W / 39.70917°N 87.50250°W / 39.70917; -87.50250
Country  United States
State  Indiana
County Vermillion County
Township Helt Township
Elevation[1] 196 m (643 ft)
ZIP code 47842
GNIS feature ID 437106

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


Jonestown was laid out in about 1862 by Philip Jones, who gave the town his name.[3] A post office called Jones was established in 1862.[4] In 1867, the post office was transferred to Saint Bernice.[5]


Jonestown is located less than a mile east of the larger town of Saint Bernice.


  1. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved 2016-07-15.
  2. "Jonestown, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2010-08-19.
  3. History of Parke and Vermillion Counties, Indiana. B.F. Bowen & Cos. 1913. p. 412.
  4. "Vermillion County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 1 October 2015.
  5. Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 181. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. ...established on April 26, 1862; moved to nearby Saint Bernice...

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