Bennington, Indiana

Bennington is an unincorporated community in central Pleasant Township, Switzerland County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[2] Although Bennington is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 47011.[3]

Bennington, Indiana
Bennington is located in Indiana
Bennington
Bennington
Bennington is located in the United States
Bennington
Bennington
Coordinates: 38°51′32″N 85°8′26″W / 38.85889°N 85.14056°W / 38.85889; -85.14056Coordinates: 38°51′32″N 85°8′26″W / 38.85889°N 85.14056°W / 38.85889; -85.14056
CountryUnited States
StateIndiana
CountySwitzerland
TownshipPleasant
Elevation889 ft (271 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
47011
Area code(s)812, 930
GNIS feature ID430820

HistoryEdit

An old variant name of the community was called Slawson.[4] A post office was established under this name in 1838, and was renamed to Bennington in 1848. The post office is still currently operating.[5]

GeographyEdit

The community lies along the Bennington Pike north of the town of Vevay, the county seat of Switzerland County.[6] Its elevation is 889 feet (271 m), and it is located at 38°51′32″N 85°8′26″W / 38.85889°N 85.14056°W / 38.85889; -85.14056 (38.8589483, -85.1405093).[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved 2016-11-04.
  2. ^ "Bennington, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved July 14, 2017.
  3. ^ Zip Code Lookup Archived 2011-06-15 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "USGS detail on Bennington - Variant Citation". Retrieved 2016-11-04.
  5. ^ "Switzerland County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved August 25, 2016.
  6. ^ DeLorme. Indiana Atlas & Gazetteer. 3rd ed. Yarmouth: DeLorme, 2004, p. 53, 59. ISBN 0-89933-319-2.
  7. ^ Geographic Names Information System Feature Detail Report, Geographic Names Information System, 1979-02-14. Accessed 2008-06-01.