Petroleum, Indiana

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Petroleum, Indiana
Unincorporated community
Petroleum, Indiana.jpg
Wells County's location in Indiana
Wells County's location in Indiana
Petroleum is located in Wells County, Indiana
Petroleum
Petroleum
Location of Petroleum in Wells County
Coordinates: 40°36′41″N 85°09′03″W / 40.61139°N 85.15083°W / 40.61139; -85.15083Coordinates: 40°36′41″N 85°09′03″W / 40.61139°N 85.15083°W / 40.61139; -85.15083
Country United States
State Indiana
County Wells
Township Nottingham
Elevation[1] 860 ft (262 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 46778
Area code(s) 260
FIPS code 18-59418[2]
GNIS feature ID 441064

Petroleum is an unincorporated community in Nottingham Township, Wells County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[3]

History[edit]

The post office at Petroleum has been in operation since 1894.[4] The community was so named because it was laid out in an oil field.[5]

Geography[edit]

Petroleum is located at 40°36′41″N 85°09′03″W / 40.61139°N 85.15083°W / 40.61139; -85.15083.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Petroleum, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2016-07-07. 
  4. ^ "Wells County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved July 7, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Profile for Petroleum, IN". ePodunk. Retrieved July 7, 2016.