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Welcome to Free ...

Free is located in Benton County<1>.


The location of Free has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>


Free is 740 feet [226 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

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

Free is within the (765) area code.

Communities Also Named Free ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found another community named Free - it's located in Texas.

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

Communities near Free ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Free.

  • Hoopeston
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hoopeston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hoopeston
    • Hoopeston is located in Vermilion County (IL)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,940 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hoopeston <4>
  • Watseka
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Watseka
    • Watseka is located in Iroquois County (IL)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,694 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Watseka <4>
  • Fowler
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the east)
  • Kentland
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kentland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kentland
    • Kentland is located in Newton County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,650 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kentland <4>
  • Milford
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milford
    • Milford is located in Iroquois County (IL)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,155 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Milford <4>
  • Oxford
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oxford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oxford
    • Oxford is located in Benton County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,145 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oxford <4>
  • Remington
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Remington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Remington
    • Remington is located in Jasper County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,140 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Remington <4>
  • Goodland
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast)
  • Brook
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brook have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brook
    • Brook is located in Newton County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 941 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brook <4>
  • Sheldon
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sheldon
    • Sheldon is located in Iroquois County (IL)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 935 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sheldon <4>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Free. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Free.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Free. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Free.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Free. See our Newspapers Page for Free.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Free ...

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

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

Adding Free to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Free in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Free was mentioned on a train schedule titled New York Central Railroad Time Table (June 1941).

We also found Free mentioned on a train schedule titled New York Central Railroad Time Table (April 1950).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Free.

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

The official website for State of Indiana: https://www.in.gov

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Indiana's counties, including Benton, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Free - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.









 

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