Stockwell, Indiana

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Stockwell
Census-designated place
The corner of Orchard and Monroe.
The corner of Orchard and Monroe.
Tippecanoe County's location in Indiana
Tippecanoe County's location in Indiana
Stockwell is located in Tippecanoe County, Indiana
Stockwell
Stockwell
Location in Tippecanoe County
Coordinates: 40°17′10″N 86°46′16″W / 40.28611°N 86.77111°W / 40.28611; -86.77111Coordinates: 40°17′10″N 86°46′16″W / 40.28611°N 86.77111°W / 40.28611; -86.77111
Country United States
State Indiana
County Tippecanoe County
Township Lauramie Township
Founded 1859
Elevation[1] 771 ft (235 m)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 47983
Area code(s) 765
GNIS feature ID 444184

Stockwell, originally named Lauramie, is a census-designated place in Lauramie Township, Tippecanoe County, Indiana.[2] It was once a stop along the Indianapolis, Cincinnati and Lafayette Railroad, but the rail line has since been removed.

The community is part of the Lafayette, Indiana Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

An old variant name of the community was called Bakers Corner.[3]

A post office was established under the name Bakers Corner in 1853, and was renamed to Stockwell in 1859. It is still currently in operation.[4]

Geography[edit]

Stockwell is located at 40°17′10″ N, 86°46′16″ W (40.286111, -86.771111) at an elevation of 776 feet. The town sits near a bend in Lauramie Creek in Lauramie Township, less than two miles west of U.S. Route 52. Stockwell had a population of 545 at the 2010 census.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved 2016-07-25. 
  2. ^ "Stockwell, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2016-07-25. 
  3. ^ "USGS detail on Stockwell - Variant Citation". Retrieved 2016-07-25. 
  4. ^ "Tippecanoe County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved July 25, 2016.