Stillwell, Indiana

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Stillwell
Unincorporated community
Stillwell is located in Indiana
Stillwell
Stillwell
Stillwell is located in the US
Stillwell
Stillwell
Coordinates: 41°33′21″N 86°36′10″W / 41.55583°N 86.60278°W / 41.55583; -86.60278Coordinates: 41°33′21″N 86°36′10″W / 41.55583°N 86.60278°W / 41.55583; -86.60278
Country United States
State Indiana
County LaPorte
Township Pleasant
Elevation[1] 732 ft (223 m)
ZIP code 46574
FIPS code 18-73214[2]
GNIS feature ID 444166

Stillwell is an unincorporated community in Pleasant Township, LaPorte County, Indiana. The building that houses the bar The Last Roundup has been in location since July, 1917. Gangster John Dillinger had hid out in Stillwell staying at house on corner of Railroad Street and Main.

History[edit]

A post office was established at Stillwell in 1870, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1963.[3] The community was named for Thomas Stillwell, a pioneer settler.[4] On February 24th, 1950 the Stillwell Vikings basketball team beat Laporte which at the time were undefeated to other county schools. John Dillinger hid out in Stillwell and had stayed at house on corner of Railroad St. and E.Hupp Road. The building that houses the bar The Last Roundup has been standing since July, 1917.

Geography[edit]

Stillwell is located at 41°33′21″N 86°36′10″W / 41.55583°N 86.60278°W / 41.55583; -86.60278.

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. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "LaPorte County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 29 December 2014. 
  4. ^ Daniels, E. D. (1904). A twentieth century history and biographical record of La Porte County, Indiana. Lewis Publishing Co. p. 334.