Bengal, Indiana

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Bengal, Indiana
Bengal is located in Indiana
Bengal
Bengal
Bengal is located in the United States
Bengal
Bengal
Coordinates: 39°28′24″N 85°55′22″W / 39.47333°N 85.92278°W / 39.47333; -85.92278Coordinates: 39°28′24″N 85°55′22″W / 39.47333°N 85.92278°W / 39.47333; -85.92278
CountryUnited States
StateIndiana
CountyShelby
TownshipHendricks
Elevation738 ft (225 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
46131
GNIS feature ID430805

Bengal is an unincorporated community in Hendricks Township, Shelby County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[2]

History[edit]

A post office was established at Bengal in 1881, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1902.[3] The community most likely took its name from Bengal, in Asia.[4] In the 1910s, Bengal had its own high school.[5]

Geography[edit]

Bengal is located at 39°28′24″N 85°55′22″W / 39.47333°N 85.92278°W / 39.47333; -85.92278.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "Bengal, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved July 30, 2017.
  3. ^ "Shelby County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 4 December 2015.
  4. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 65. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. ...probably was named for the state in India.
  5. ^ Shelby County, Indiana History & Families. Turner Publishing Company. 1992. p. 57. ISBN 978-1-56311-078-8.