kids encyclopedia robot

Swanington, Indiana facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
Swanington, Indiana
Benton County's location in Indiana
Benton County's location in Indiana
Country United States
State Indiana
County Benton
Township Center
804 ft (245 m)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 765
FIPS code 18-74492
GNIS feature ID 444465

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


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.


Swanington is located at 40°35′00″N 87°16′38″W / 40.58333°N 87.27722°W / 40.58333; -87.27722 in Center Township, on U.S. Route 52 southeast of Fowler.

kids search engine
Swanington, Indiana Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.