Winthrop, Indiana

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Winthrop
Unincorporated community
Winthrop is located in Warren County, Indiana
Winthrop
Winthrop
Location in Warren County
Coordinates: 40°22′12″N 87°14′2″W / 40.37000°N 87.23389°W / 40.37000; -87.23389Coordinates: 40°22′12″N 87°14′2″W / 40.37000°N 87.23389°W / 40.37000; -87.23389
Country United States
State Indiana
County Warren
Township Warren
Founded 1884
Founded by Jacob M. Rhode
Elevation[1] 679 ft (207 m)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 47993
Area code(s) 765

Winthrop is a small unincorporated community in Warren Township, Warren County, Indiana.

History[edit]

Winthrop was platted on March 3, 1884 by farmer Jacob Morgan Rhode (d. February 8, 1919);[2] the name probably comes from a personal name.[3] A north/south line of the Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railroad known as the "Coal Road" served the town in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Operated after 1922 as the Chicago, Attica and Southern Railroad, it deteriorated in the 1930s and was scrapped around 1945.[4] Few traces of the route remain.

Looking west into Winthrop

Geography[edit]

Winthrop is located about 1.5 miles (2.4 km) east of Indiana State Road 55 and about 6.5 miles (10.5 km) north of the county seat of Williamsport, at an elevation of approximately 680 feet. The West Fork of Kickapoo Creek flows to the west and south of town.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "USGS detail on Rainsville". Retrieved 2007-09-30. 
  2. ^ A History of Warren County, Indiana (175th Anniversary Edition). Warren County Historical Society. 2002. 
  3. ^ Baker, Ronald L.; Carmony, Marvin (1975). Indiana Place Names. Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press. p. 182. 
  4. ^ Sulzer, Elmer G. (1998). "The Old Coal Road". Ghost Railroads of Indiana. Indiana University Press. ISBN 0-253-33483-7.