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Americus, Indiana

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The location of Americus

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Welcome to Americus ...

Americus is located in Tippecanoe County.

Americus is 550 feet [168 m] above sea level.<1>.

Time Zone: Americus lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel west from Americus (for example, toward Hoopeston (IL)), you will leave Eastern Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

Americus is within the (765) area code.

Communities near Americus ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Americus and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<2>.

Community   2016<3>
Battle Ground   [Map]   1,922   W   5 miles [8 km]
Brookston   [Map]   1,515   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Dayton   [Map]   1,618   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Delphi   [Map]   2,877   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Flora   [Map]   1,988   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Lafayette   [Map]   71,782   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Americus.

Communities Also Named Americus ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 5 communities that are also named Americus - they are located in Colorado, Georgia, Kansas, Mississippi and Missouri.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Americus.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Americus. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Americus. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Americus.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Americus:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Americus ...

Looking for more information about Americus? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

Looking for more information about Americus? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Americus, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Americus.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' has proven to be a useful tool by people who planned visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Americus. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
 RV PartsCemeteries
AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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About Tippecanoe County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Americus. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Americus - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting from Americus. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Americus) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Americus. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.5259, Longitude: -86.7581     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Americus have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Americus.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Americus.