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Bengal
Unincorporated community
Country United States
State Indiana
County Shelby
Township Hendricks
Elevation 738 ft (225 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 46131
GNIS feature ID 430805

Bengal is an unincorporated community in Hendricks Township, Shelby County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.

History

A post office was established at Bengal in 1881, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1902. The community most likely took its name from Bengal, in Asia. In the 1910s, Bengal had its own high school.

Geography

Bengal is located at 39°28′24″N 85°55′22″W / 39.47333°N 85.92278°W / 39.47333; -85.92278.


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