Lee, Indiana

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Unincorporated community
Lee is located in Indiana
Lee is located in the US
Coordinates: 40°53′47″N 86°58′05″W / 40.89639°N 86.96806°W / 40.89639; -86.96806Coordinates: 40°53′47″N 86°58′05″W / 40.89639°N 86.96806°W / 40.89639; -86.96806
Country United States
State Indiana
County White
Township Monon
Elevation[1] 669 ft (204 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 47978
FIPS code 18-42642[2]
GNIS feature ID 437727

Lee is an unincorporated community in Monon Township, White County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[3]


Lee once possessed a post office, built in 1880, and operated until it was discontinued in 1933.[4] The post office served the rural districts northwest of Monon, Indiana. The first postmaster of this office was Calvin Anderson.

Lee was once known by the name Oakdale, which it was platted as in August 1886 by Benjamin A. Linville and Noble J. York. It is noted to exist within a "rich district of drained lands, admirably adapted to live stock" drained "by Pinkamink Creek, a branch of the Iroquois River".

Monon Railroad[edit]

Lee was an important stop on the Monon railroad. It was known for exporting hay and, later on, grain. It also contained a general store which reportedly received shipments on the railroad.


The top attraction in the county is Monon Connection Museum,[5] which is a railroad and train museum with antiques and artifacts.[6] Popular restaurants in the area include Whistle Stop, Monon Family Restaurant, Viking Restaurant and Papa Angelo's Cafe.[7]


Lee is located at 40°53′47″N 86°58′05″W / 40.89639°N 86.96806°W / 40.89639; -86.96806.


  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved 2016-07-06. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Lee, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-17. 
  4. ^ "White County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 6 July 2016. 
  5. ^ "The Top Things to Do in Monon - TripAdvisor - Monon, IN Attractions - Find What to Do Today, This Weekend, or in February". www.tripadvisor.ca. Retrieved 2016-02-03. 
  6. ^ "Mononconnection". mononconnection.com. Retrieved 2016-02-03. 
  7. ^ "The Best Monon Restaurants 2016 - TripAdvisor". www.tripadvisor.ca. Retrieved 2016-02-03.