Pontiac, Indiana

Pontiac is an unincorporated community in Van Buren Township, Clay County, Indiana. It is part of the Terre Haute Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Pontiac
Pontiac is located in Clay County, Indiana
Pontiac
Pontiac
Location in Clay County
Coordinates: 39°35′25″N 87°07′07″W / 39.59028°N 87.11861°W / 39.59028; -87.11861Coordinates: 39°35′25″N 87°07′07″W / 39.59028°N 87.11861°W / 39.59028; -87.11861
CountryUnited States
StateIndiana
CountyClay
TownshipVan Buren
Elevation689 ft (210 m)
ZIP code
47837
FIPS code18-61038[2]
GNIS feature ID441432

HistoryEdit

Pontiac was laid out in 1871 in anticipation of the railroad being built through it.[3] It was named after Chief Pontiac.[4]

GeographyEdit

Pontiac is located at 39°35′25″N 87°07′07″W / 39.59028°N 87.11861°W / 39.59028; -87.11861.

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. ^ Blanchard, Charles (1884). Counties of Clay and Owen, Indiana: Historical and Biographical. F.A. Battey & Company. pp. 251.
  4. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 268. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. This village, named for the Ottawa chief Pontiac...