Reelsville, Indiana

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Reelsville, Indiana
Unincorporated community
Reelsville is located in Indiana
Reelsville is located in the US
Coordinates: 39°33′27″N 86°58′1″W / 39.55750°N 86.96694°W / 39.55750; -86.96694Coordinates: 39°33′27″N 86°58′1″W / 39.55750°N 86.96694°W / 39.55750; -86.96694
Country United States
State Indiana
County Putnam
Township Washington
Elevation[1] 702 ft (214 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 46171
Area code(s) 765
GNIS feature ID 441866

Reelsville is an unincorporated community in central Washington Township, Putnam County, in the U.S. state of Indiana. It lies along local roads just north of U.S. Route 40, southwest of the city of Greencastle, the county seat of Putnam County.[2] Its elevation is 676 feet (206 m), and it is located at 39°33′27″N 86°58′1″W / 39.55750°N 86.96694°W / 39.55750; -86.96694 (39.5575439, -86.9669567).[3] Although Reelsville is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 46171.[4]


Reelsville was laid out in 1852 by John Reel, and named for him.[5] A post office has been in operation at Reelsville since 1852.[6]


  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ DeLorme. Indiana Atlas & Gazetteer. 3rd ed. Yarmouth: DeLorme, 2004, p. 43. ISBN 0-89933-319-2.
  3. ^ Geographic Names Information System Feature Detail Report, Geographic Names Information System, 1979-02-14. Accessed 2008-06-01.
  4. ^ Zip Code Lookup
  5. ^ Weik, Jesse William (1910). Weik's History of Putnam County, Indiana. B.F. Bowen. p. 179. 
  6. ^ "Putnam County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 1 November 2015.