Sandytown, Indiana

Unincorporated community

Vermillion County's location in Indiana

Sandytown's location in Vermillion County

Coordinates: 39°40′55″N 87°26′46″W / 39.68194°N 87.44611°W / 39.68194; -87.44611Coordinates: 39°40′55″N 87°26′46″W / 39.68194°N 87.44611°W / 39.68194; -87.44611
Country  United States
State  Indiana
County Vermillion County
Township Clinton Township
Elevation[1] 183 m (600 ft)
ZIP code 47842
GNIS feature ID 443014

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


Sandytown had its start as a mining community.[3] The community received its name on account of the sandy character of their soil.[4]


Sandytown is located at 39°40′55″N 87°26′46″W / 39.68194°N 87.44611°W / 39.68194; -87.44611.


  1. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved 2016-07-15.
  2. "Sandytown, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2016-07-15.
  3. Vermillion County Historical Society (Vermillion County, Ind.) (1990). Vermillion County, Indiana History and Families. Turner Publishing Company. p. 84. ISBN 978-0-938021-34-6.
  4. Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 294. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. This village was named for extremely sandy soil...

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