Lochiel, Indiana

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Lochiel
Benton County's location in Indiana
Benton County's location in Indiana
Lochiel is located in Benton County, Indiana
Lochiel
Lochiel
Lochiel's location in Benton County
Coordinates: 40°39′51″N 087°16′26″W / 40.66417°N 87.27389°W / 40.66417; -87.27389Coordinates: 40°39′51″N 087°16′26″W / 40.66417°N 87.27389°W / 40.66417; -87.27389
CountryUnited States
StateIndiana
CountyBenton County
TownshipUnion Township
Elevation801 ft (244 m)
ZIP code
47944
GNIS feature ID0438196[2]

Lochiel is an unincorporated community in Union Township, Benton County, Indiana, United States.

Geography[edit]

Lochiel is located at 40°39′51″N 087°16′26″W / 40.66417°N 87.27389°W / 40.66417; -87.27389 at an elevation of 801 feet.

History[edit]

A post office at Lochiel was established in 1883, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1907.[3] The community was named after Clan Cameron, also known as Lochiel.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "USGS detail on Lochiel". Retrieved 2009-04-20.
  2. ^ "Lochiel, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-17.
  3. ^ "Benton County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 26 August 2014.
  4. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 200. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. Lochiel is the title of the Camerons.