Pontiac, Indiana

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Pontiac
Unincorporated community
Pontiac is located in Clay County, Indiana
Pontiac
Pontiac
Location in Clay County
Coordinates: 39°35′25″N 87°07′07″W / 39.59028°N 87.11861°W / 39.59028; -87.11861Coordinates: 39°35′25″N 87°07′07″W / 39.59028°N 87.11861°W / 39.59028; -87.11861
Country United States
State Indiana
County Clay
Township Van Buren
Elevation[1] 689 ft (210 m)
ZIP code 47837
FIPS code 18-61038[2]
GNIS feature ID 441432

Pontiac is an unincorporated community in Van Buren Township, Clay County, Indiana. It is part of the Terre Haute Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

Pontiac was laid out in 1871 in anticipation of the railroad being built through it.[3] It was named after Chief Pontiac.[4]

Geography[edit]

Pontiac is located at 39°35′25″N 87°07′07″W / 39.59028°N 87.11861°W / 39.59028; -87.11861.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ Blanchard, Charles (1884). Counties of Clay and Owen, Indiana: Historical and Biographical. F.A. Battey & Company. p. 251. 
  4. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 268. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. This village, named for the Ottawa chief Pontiac...