New Pennington, Indiana

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New Pennington
New Pennington is located in Indiana
New Pennington
New Pennington
New Pennington is located in the United States
New Pennington
New Pennington
Coordinates: 39°16′47″N 85°19′29″W / 39.27972°N 85.32472°W / 39.27972; -85.32472Coordinates: 39°16′47″N 85°19′29″W / 39.27972°N 85.32472°W / 39.27972; -85.32472
CountryUnited States
StateIndiana
CountyDecatur
TownshipSalt Creek
Elevation
974 ft (297 m)
ZIP code
47240
FIPS code18-53400[1]
GNIS feature ID440095[2]

New Pennington is an unincorporated community in Salt Creek Township, Decatur County, Indiana.

History[edit]

New Pennington was laid out in 1851. It was named for its founder, Eli Pennington.[3]

A post office was established at New Pennington in 1852, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1886.[4]

Geography[edit]

New Pennington is located at 39°16′47″N 85°19′29″W / 39.27972°N 85.32472°W / 39.27972; -85.32472.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "New Pennington, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-17.
  3. ^ Harding, Lewis Albert (1915). History of Decatur County, Indiana: Its People, Industries and Institutions. B.F. Bowen. p. 143.
  4. ^ "Decatur County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 3 September 2014.