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Otwell
Census-designated place
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Country United States
State Indiana
County Pike
Township Jefferson
Named for Robert Otwell Brown
Elevation 499 ft (152 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 47564
FIPS code 18-57384
GNIS feature ID 440760

Otwell is an unincorporated census-designated place in Jefferson Township, Pike County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.

History

Otwell was originally called Pieceville, and under the latter name was laid out in 1855. The name was changed to Otwell in 1864 by a popular petition of its residents. The name Otwell is derived from the middle name of Robert Otwell Brown, the son of an early settler.

A post office has been in operation at Otwell since 1864.

Geography

Otwell is located at 38°27′17″N 87°05′32″W / 38.45472°N 87.09222°W / 38.45472; -87.09222. Otwell sits along Indiana State Road 257 and is approximately 1 mile from Indiana State Road 56.


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