Baltimore, Indiana

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Baltimore, Indiana
Ghost town
Baltimore is located in Warren County, Indiana
Baltimore
Baltimore
Location in Warren County
Coordinates: 40°09′57″N 87°26′31″W / 40.16583°N 87.44194°W / 40.16583; -87.44194Coordinates: 40°09′57″N 87°26′31″W / 40.16583°N 87.44194°W / 40.16583; -87.44194
Country United States
State Indiana
County Warren
Township Mound
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 47932
Area code(s) 765

Baltimore was a small town built on the western banks of the Wabash River in Mound Township, Warren County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.

History[edit]

Baltimore was laid out in November 1829 by William Willmeth and Samuel Hill. It flourished for several years, and the population reached 70. In 1830, Samuel Hill had a stock of merchandise worth $2500 at his establishment, which was the largest stock in the county at the time. A post office was established in 1833, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1865.[1] Another store was opened by Samuel Wetzel in 1839. When the Wabash and Erie Canal was completed on the opposite side of the river in the 1840s, the community dwindled. A single brick house built in the 1880s is the last remaining structure of Baltimore.

Geography[edit]

Baltimore was located at 40°09'57" North, 87°26'31" West (40.165833, -87.441944). The site is along State Road 263 near its intersection with County Road 1025 South. Baltimore Cemetery and Rodgers Cemetery lie about a quarter mile to the west.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Warren County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved July 10, 2016.