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Hillsdale, Indiana

Unincorporated community
The Hillsdale Steps, a community landmark
The Hillsdale Steps, a community landmark
Vermillion County's location in Indiana
Vermillion County's location in Indiana
Hillsdale is located in Vermillion County, Indiana
Hillsdale's location in Vermillion County
Country  United States
State  Indiana
County Vermillion County
Township Helt Township
Established 1873
Elevation 189 m (620 ft)
ZIP code 47854
GNIS feature ID 0436218[1]

Hillsdale is an unincorporated community in Helt Township, Vermillion County, Indiana, United States.


  • History 1
  • Geography 2
  • Trivia 3
  • References 4


The town was laid out in 1873; the name refers to its location on high ground.[2] Its early businesses were located at the bottom of the hill, near the railroad depot, but most of the houses were built higher up on the hillside. This elevation difference complicated movement between the two sections of the community, so in 1903 the Hillsdale Steps were built on the hillside to improve foot transportation.[3]


Hillsdale is located at (39.782020, -87.388270) on the western banks of the Wabash River.


The 1994 children's film Blank Check was set in a fictionalized version of Hillsdale which seems to be a major city rather than the true-life community. The movie however was actually filmed in and around Austin, Texas.


  1. ^ "Hillsdale".  
  2. ^ Baker, Ronald L.; Marvin Carmony (1975). Indiana Place Names.  
  3. ^ The Hillsdale Steps, Indiana Historical Bureau, n.d. Accessed 2012-05-23.

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