Pimento, Indiana

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Pimento, Indiana
Unincorporated community
Pimento, Indiana.jpg
Vigo County's location in Indiana
Vigo County's location in Indiana
Pimento is located in Vigo County, Indiana
Pimento
Pimento
Coordinates: 39°18′34″N 87°22′45″W / 39.30944°N 87.37917°W / 39.30944; -87.37917Coordinates: 39°18′34″N 87°22′45″W / 39.30944°N 87.37917°W / 39.30944; -87.37917
Country United States
State Indiana
County Vigo
Township Linton
Elevation[1] 600 ft (183 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 47802
Area code(s) 812, 930
FIPS code 18-59868[2]
GNIS feature ID 441145

Pimento is an unincorporated community in Linton Township, Vigo County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[3] It is part of the Terre Haute Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Pimento has one listing on the National Register of Historic Places, the Linton Township High School and Community Building.

History[edit]

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.[4]

The post office at Pimento has been in operation since 1855.[5]

Geography[edit]

Pimento is located at 39°18′34″N 87°22′45″W / 39.30944°N 87.37917°W / 39.30944; -87.37917.

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. ^ "Pimento, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved August 7, 2017. 
  4. ^ Bradsby, H.C. (1891). History of Vigo County, Indiana, with Biographical Selections. Chicago: S. B. Nelson & Co. p. 479. 
  5. ^ "Vigo County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved July 14, 2016.