Putnamville, Indiana

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Putnamville, Indiana
Unincorporated community
Putnamville, Indiana is located in Indiana
Putnamville, Indiana
Putnamville, Indiana
Coordinates: 39°34′27″N 86°51′55″W / 39.57417°N 86.86528°W / 39.57417; -86.86528
Country United States
State Indiana
County Putnam
Township Warren
Elevation[1] 669 ft (204 m)
ZIP code 46135
FIPS code 18-62406[2]
GNIS feature ID 441673

Putnamville is an unincorporated community in Warren Township, Putnam County, Indiana, United States. It lies along U.S. Route 40 at the intersection of State Road 243. Putnamville was named after American Revolutionary War hero and Putnam County namesake Israel Putnam. Located in Putnamville is the Lincoln Park Speedway, which features different types of oval-track dirt racing, including sprint cars, and is held every Saturday evening throughout the spring, summer and fall. Also located just a half mile west of Putnamville is the Putnamville Correctional Facility, also known as "the state farm". One interesting fact about Putnamville: not only did Abraham Lincoln come through on his way to Springfield, Illinois on the National Road (now US 40), he stayed the night in a small hotel, which is still there today, located just a few blocks behind the old post office.

Coordinates: 39°34′27″N 86°51′55″W / 39.57417°N 86.86528°W / 39.57417; -86.86528

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.