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Winthrop
Country United States
State Indiana
County Warren
Township Warren
Founded 1884
Founded by Jacob M. Rhode
Elevation
679 ft (207 m)
Time zone UTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
47993
Area code(s) 765
GNIS feature ID 446200

Winthrop is a small unincorporated community in Warren Township, Warren County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.

History

Winthrop was platted on March 3, 1884 by farmer Jacob Morgan Rhode (d. February 8, 1919); the name probably comes from a personal name. A north/south line of the Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railroad known as the "Coal Road" served the town in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Operated after 1922 as the Chicago, Attica and Southern Railroad, it deteriorated in the 1930s and was scrapped around 1945. Few traces of the route remain.

Winthrop, Indiana
Looking west into Winthrop

Geography

Winthrop is located about 1.5 miles (2.4 km) east of Indiana State Road 55 and about 6.5 miles (10.5 km) north of the county seat of Williamsport, at an elevation of approximately 680 feet. The West Fork of Kickapoo Creek flows to the west and south of town.

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