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Swanington
Unincorporated community
Benton County's location in Indiana
Benton County's location in Indiana
Country United States
State Indiana
County Benton
Township Center
Elevation 801 ft (244 m)
Population 15
ZIP code 47944
FIPS code 18-74492
GNIS feature ID 444465

Swanington is an unincorporated community in Center Township, Benton County, Indiana. It is part of the Lafayette, Indiana Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History

Swanington was platted by William Swan at the intersection of the existing Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railway (the "Big Four") which ran southeast from nearby Fowler and the new Chicago, Attica and Southern Railroad. Before its platting, the site was known as Wyndham, the name possibly coming from the town of Windham, Connecticut. In the 1920s the town supported a general store, grain elevator, grade school, United Brethren church and about 100 people.

A post office was established at Swanington in 1886, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1937.

Geography

Swanington is located at Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:mw' not found. in Center Township, on U.S. Route 52 southeast of Fowler.


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