Buck Creek, originally known as Transitville, is an unincorporated community in Washington Township, Tippecanoe County, Indiana, United States. It is part of the Lafayette, Indiana Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Buck Creek sits at the intersection of Tippecanoe County Road 750 East and a northeast-southwest Norfolk Southern railroad line between the cities of Lafayette and Delphi. Indiana State Road 25, which also connects the cities, passes the town two miles to the northwest. As part of the Hoosier Heartland Industrial Corridor project, the highway is being relocated to a path that closely follows the railway and will be within a quarter of a mile of town when completed in 2013. The creek for which Buck Creek is named originates 6.5 miles (10.5 km) miles east in Carroll County near Ockley, flows westward along the northern edge of town, and meets the Wabash River approximately 3 miles (4.8 km) to the west.
While small, the town does contain several different places of commerce. The grain elevator, which towers over the rest of town, is the main source of trade in town. The elevator is a complex of four separate buildings built along the railroad track that runs through the center of the town and it attracts farmers from the surrounding area. Feeding off of this attraction and other traffic, like that from the local softball field which regularly holds games, is the Buck Creek Pizza Company. Owned by two local residents of the town, the company has had growing success over the past few years. Because of this success it has expanded by opening up another restaurant in nearby Dayton. There is also a small post office located directly next door to the pizza company.Located on the north edge of town is the Buck Creek Community Center. The center is rentable and also is home to a playground and softball field. Across the street from the community center in the middle of cattle farm sits the old, abandon high school which closed down in 1967 when William Henry Harrison High School opened. Buck Creek is also home to two separate churches: the Buck Creek United Methodist Church and the Buck Creek Baptist Church.
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