Petroleum, Indiana

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Petroleum
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 (260 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 46759
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]

"Petroleum" was so named because it was laid out in an oil field.[4]

The Petroleum post office has been in operation since 1894.[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. ^ "Profile for Petroleum, IN". ePodunk. Retrieved July 7, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Wells County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved July 7, 2016.