Bennington, Indiana

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Bennington
Unincorporated community
Bennington is located in Indiana
Bennington
Bennington
Bennington is located in the US
Bennington
Bennington
Coordinates: 38°51′32″N 85°8′26″W / 38.85889°N 85.14056°W / 38.85889; -85.14056Coordinates: 38°51′32″N 85°8′26″W / 38.85889°N 85.14056°W / 38.85889; -85.14056
Country United States
State Indiana
County Switzerland
Township Pleasant
Elevation[1] 889 ft (271 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 47011
Area code(s) 812
GNIS feature ID 430820

Bennington is an unincorporated community in central Pleasant Township, Switzerland County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[2] Although Bennington is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 47011.[3]

History[edit]

An old variant name of the community was called Slawson.[4] A post office was established under this name in 1838, and was renamed to Bennington in 1848. The post office is still currently operating.[5]

Geography[edit]

The community lies along the Bennington Pike north of the town of Vevay, the county seat of Switzerland County.[6] Its elevation is 889 feet (271 m), and it is located at 38°51′32″N 85°8′26″W / 38.85889°N 85.14056°W / 38.85889; -85.14056 (38.8589483, -85.1405093).[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved 2016-11-04. 
  2. ^ "Bennington, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-10. 
  3. ^ Zip Code Lookup
  4. ^ "USGS detail on Bennington - Variant Citation". Retrieved 2016-11-04. 
  5. ^ "Switzerland County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved August 25, 2016. 
  6. ^ DeLorme. Indiana Atlas & Gazetteer. 3rd ed. Yarmouth: DeLorme, 2004, p. 53, 59. ISBN 0-89933-319-2.
  7. ^ Geographic Names Information System Feature Detail Report, Geographic Names Information System, 1979-02-14. Accessed 2008-06-01.