Bennetts Switch, Indiana

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Bennetts Switch, Indiana
Unincorporated community
Bennetts Switch is located in Indiana
Bennetts Switch
Bennetts Switch
Bennetts Switch is located in the US
Bennetts Switch
Bennetts Switch
Coordinates: 40°35′06″N 86°06′46″W / 40.58500°N 86.11278°W / 40.58500; -86.11278Coordinates: 40°35′06″N 86°06′46″W / 40.58500°N 86.11278°W / 40.58500; -86.11278
Country United States
State Indiana
County Miami
Township Deer Creek
Elevation[1] 820 ft (250 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 46901
GNIS feature ID 430817

Bennetts Switch is an unincorporated community in Deer Creek Township, Miami County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[2]

History[edit]

Bennetts Switch (historically spelled with the apostrophe, Bennett's Switch) was laid out shortly after the Lake Erie and Western Railroad was built through the settlement.[3] The community was named for landowner Baldwin M. Bennett, a native of New York.[3] A post office was established at Bennetts Switch in 1862, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1935.[4]

Geography[edit]

Bennetts Switch is located at 40°35′06″N 86°06′46″W / 40.58500°N 86.11278°W / 40.58500; -86.11278.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved 2016-12-14. 
  2. ^ "Bennetts Switch, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved July 5, 2017. 
  3. ^ a b Bodurtha, Arthur Lawrence (1914). History of Miami County, Indiana: A Narrative Account of Its Historical Progress, Its People and Its Principal Interests. Lewis Pub. p. 181. 
  4. ^ "Miami County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 22 August 2015.