Loogootee, Indiana

Loogootee, Indiana

The name Loogootee is a combination of the names of a railroad engineer named Lowe, and Thomas Gootee, the original owner of the town site. Loogootee was founded in 1853, platted on the route of the Ohio and Mississippi Railroad. The town evolved into a major rail center for freight and livestock. During the late 1800's the area around Loogootee became a major clay producing area and the two kilns produced around 92,000 gallons of common stoneware annually, from 1870-1892. Sand from the White River became the raw material for a booming glass industry from 1902 until 1915.


Loogootee is at located at the intersection of US 150 and US 231.

US 50
US 150
US 231

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Indiana State Road 550

Streams and Rivers
White River - East Fork


For Loogootee dining, shopping and lodging information contact:
Loogootee Municipal Building
401 J.F.K. Ave.
Loogootee, Indiana  47553

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