Petroleum, Indiana

Petroleum is an unincorporated community in Nottingham Township, Wells County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[3]

Petroleum, Indiana
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Wells County's location in Indiana
Wells County's location in Indiana
Petroleum is located in Wells County, Indiana
Petroleum
Petroleum
Location of Petroleum in Wells County
Coordinates: 40°36′41″N 85°09′03″W / 40.61139°N 85.15083°W / 40.61139; -85.15083Coordinates: 40°36′41″N 85°09′03″W / 40.61139°N 85.15083°W / 40.61139; -85.15083
CountryUnited States
StateIndiana
CountyWells
TownshipNottingham
Elevation860 ft (262 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
46778
Area code(s)260
FIPS code18-59418[2]
GNIS feature ID441064

HistoryEdit

Petroleum was platted in 1894, and is so named because it was laid out in an oil field.[4] The post office at Petroleum has been in operation since 1894.[5]

GeographyEdit

Petroleum is located at 40°36′41″N 85°09′03″W / 40.61139°N 85.15083°W / 40.61139; -85.15083.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "Petroleum, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2016-07-07.
  4. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 261. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. This village was laid out in June 1894 in the midst of an oil field, for which it was named...
  5. ^ "Wells County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved July 7, 2016.