Loogootee, Indiana

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Loogootee is a city in Martin County, Indiana, United States. The population was 2,741 at the 2000 census.

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Pronunciation and etymology

Hoosiers from the area pronounce the name of the town /ləˈɡoʊtiː/. Several etymologies of the place name have been proposed. One would make it an Anglicization of the French name Le Gaultier. [1] Another would make it a compound word honoring Thomas Lowe, engineer of the first train through the town; and Thomas Gootee, owner of the land where the town was built. [2] However, the latter origin does not explain the presence of an identically named unincorporated village in Lone Grove Township, Fayette County, Illinois. Since Loogootee, Illinois is due west of Loogootee, Indiana, there is a possibility that pioneers named their town in Illinois after the town they came from in Indiana.

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Geography

Loogootee is located at 38°40′35″N 86°54′53″W / 38.676518°N 86.914794°W / 38.676518; -86.914794.[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.6 square miles (4.1 km²), none of which is covered by water.

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