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Manhattan, Indiana
Unincorporated community
Country United States
State Indiana
County Putnam
Township Washington
Elevation 643 ft (196 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 46171
GNIS feature ID 438515

Manhattan is an unincorporated community in central Washington Township, Putnam County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.


Manhattan was laid out in 1829 when the National Road was extended to that point. The community was named after Manhattan, in New York. A post office was established at Manhattan in 1830, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1905.


Manhattan lies on U.S. Route 40, approximately six miles southwest of the city of Greencastle.

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