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Country United States
State Indiana
County White
Township Monon
669 ft (204 m)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
FIPS code 18-42642
GNIS feature ID 437727

Lee is an unincorporated community in Monon Township, White County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.


Lee is located at 40°53′47″N 86°58′05″W / 40.89639°N 86.96806°W / 40.89639; -86.96806.


Lee once possessed a post office, built in 1880, and operated until it was discontinued in 1933. The post office served the rural districts northwest of Monon, Indiana. The first postmaster of this office was Calvin Anderson.

Lee was once known by the name Oakdale, which it was platted as in August 1886 by Benjamin A. Linville and Noble J. York. It is noted to exist within a "rich district of drained lands, admirably adapted to live stock" drained "by Pinkamink Creek, a branch of the Iroquois River".

Monon Railroad

Lee was an important stop on the Monon railroad. It was known for exporting hay and, later on, grain. It also contained a general store which reportedly received shipments on the railroad.


The top attraction in the county is Monon Connection Museum, which is a railroad and train museum with antiques and artifacts. Popular restaurants in the area include Whistle Stop, Monon Family Restaurant, Viking Restaurant and Papa Angelo's Cafe.

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