Place:Greencastle, Putnam, Indiana, United States

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NameGreencastle
Alt namesGreencastelsource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS18006291
TypeCity
Coordinates39.642°N 86.856°W
Located inPutnam, Indiana, United States
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Greencastle is a city in Greencastle Township, Putnam County, Indiana, United States, and the county seat of Putnam County.[1] It was founded in 1821 by Scotch-Irish American Ephraim Dukes on a land grant. He named the settlement for his hometown of Greencastle, Pennsylvania.[2] Greencastle was a village or town operating under authority of the Putnam County commissioners until March 9, 1849, when it became a town by special act of the local legislature. Greencastle, Indiana, officially became a city after an election held on July 8, 1861. The first mayor of Greencastle was E. R. Kercheval, a member (during his lifetime) of the Freemason Temple Lodge #47. The city became the county seat of Putnam County.[1] The population was 10,326 at the 2010 census.[3] It is located near Interstate 70 between Terre Haute and Indianapolis in the west-central portion of the state.

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