Vigo County's location in Indiana
|Vigo County, Indiana|
|Elevation||600 ft (200 m)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||441145|
Pimento has one listing on the National Register of Historic Places, the Linton Township High School and Community Building.
Formerly known as Hartford, Pimento was laid out in 1852 by Israel French. The name was changed to Pimento when it became a railroad station on the Evansville & Terre Haute Railroad. Thomas French made the first location in the place and put up a store. The next year came Harvey Weeks, who became a partner in the store. N. B. Bennett began a drug store in 1865, and then a grocery store. A large flour mill was built in 1877, and a tavern, large dry goods store and blacksmith shop soon followed. A town-house was erected in 1858 and the lower part used as a school house.
The Pimento post office has been in operation since 1855.
Pimento is located at.
- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "Pimento, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2016-07-14.
- Bradsby, H.C. (1891). History of Vigo County, Indiana, with Biographical Selections. Chicago: S. B. Nelson & Co. p. 479.
- "Vigo County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved July 14, 2016.
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