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Eugene, Indiana

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Eugene, Indiana

Unincorporated community
Vermillion County's location in Indiana
Vermillion County's location in Indiana
Eugene is located in Vermillion County, Indiana
Eugene's location in Vermillion County
Country United States
State Indiana
County Vermillion
Established 1827
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)

Eugene is an unincorporated community in Vermillion County, Indiana, United States.


The town was laid out in 1827. Legend says that a local drunk, in searching for his wife, would frequently call out "Oh, Jane", but his inebriation caused it to sound more like "Eu, Jene", and this was taken as the name for the town. The actual source of the name is not known.[1]

The town is the subject of several poems in Lantern Gleams from Old Eugene, a collection of poetry by Eugene native Alice Craig Fuller.[2]


Eugene is located at (39.965310, -87.472680), just north of the larger town of Cayuga. The Vermilion River flows around the north and east sides of town before meeting the Wabash River less than two miles east.


  1. ^ Baker, Ronald L.; Marvin Carmony (1975). Indiana Place Names.  
  2. ^ Fuller, Alice Craig (1928). Lantern Gleams from Old Eugene, And Other Poems. Los Angeles: Wetzel Publishing Company.  
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