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Crete, Indiana

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Country  United States
County  Randolph
ZIP code  47355
Elevation  362 m
State  Indiana
Township  Greensfork
FIPS code  18-15904
Local time  Friday 9:56 AM
Crete, Indiana
Weather  -3°C, Wind NW at 26 km/h, 58% Humidity

Crete is a small unincorporated community in Greensfork Township, Randolph County, in the U.S. state of Indiana. The town is about 3 miles (5 km) east of the town of Lynn.

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Map of Crete, IN 47355, USA

History

A post office called Crete was established in 1882, and remained in operation until 1918. The community may have been named after the pet name of Lucretia, a local young woman.

Geography

Crete is located at 40°02′36″N 84°51′42″W.

Notable person

Jim Jones, leader of the People's Temple cult that committed mass murder in Jonestown, Guyana, in 1978, was born in Crete in 1931.

References

Crete, Indiana Wikipedia


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