Swanington, Indiana

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Swanington
Benton County's location in Indiana
Benton County's location in Indiana
Swanington is located in Benton County, Indiana
Swanington
Swanington
Freeland Park's location in Benton County
Coordinates: 40°35′00″N 87°16′38″W / 40.58333°N 87.27722°W / 40.58333; -87.27722Coordinates: 40°35′00″N 87°16′38″W / 40.58333°N 87.27722°W / 40.58333; -87.27722
CountryUnited States
StateIndiana
CountyBenton
TownshipCenter
Elevation801 ft (244 m)
Population
15
ZIP code
47944
FIPS code18-74492[2]
GNIS feature ID444465

Swanington is an unincorporated community in Center Township, Benton County, Indiana. It is part of the Lafayette, Indiana Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

Swanington was platted by William Swan at the intersection of the existing Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railway (the "Big Four") which ran southeast from nearby Fowler and the new Chicago, Attica and Southern Railroad. Before its platting, the site was known as Wyndham, the name possibly coming from the town of Windham, Connecticut. In the 1920s the town supported a general store, grain elevator, grade school, United Brethren church and about 100 people.[3]

A post office was established at Swanington in 1886, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1937.[4]

Geography[edit]

Swanington is located at 40°35′00″N 87°16′38″W / 40.58333°N 87.27722°W / 40.58333; -87.27722 in Center Township, on U.S. Route 52 southeast of Fowler.

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. ^ Birch, Jesse Setlington (1942) [1928]. "Unincorporated community". History of Benton County and Historic Oxford. Oxford, Indiana: Craw & Craw. p. 206.
  4. ^ "Benton County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 26 August 2014.