Howe, Indiana

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - View original article

Howe
census-designated place
Classic farmhouse along the south side of State Road 120 on the east side of Howe. (Home of Phil and Dorothy Yunker).
Classic farmhouse along the south side of State Road 120 on the east side of Howe. (Home of Phil and Dorothy Yunker).
Howe is located in Indiana
Howe
Howe
Coordinates: 41°43′17″N 85°25′14″W / 41.72139°N 85.42056°W / 41.72139; -85.42056Coordinates: 41°43′17″N 85°25′14″W / 41.72139°N 85.42056°W / 41.72139; -85.42056
CountryUnited States
StateIndiana
CountyLaGrange
TownshipLima
Elevation879 ft (268 m)
ZIP code46746
GNIS feature ID436547[1]
 
Jump to: navigation, search
Howe
census-designated place
Classic farmhouse along the south side of State Road 120 on the east side of Howe. (Home of Phil and Dorothy Yunker).
Classic farmhouse along the south side of State Road 120 on the east side of Howe. (Home of Phil and Dorothy Yunker).
Howe is located in Indiana
Howe
Howe
Coordinates: 41°43′17″N 85°25′14″W / 41.72139°N 85.42056°W / 41.72139; -85.42056Coordinates: 41°43′17″N 85°25′14″W / 41.72139°N 85.42056°W / 41.72139; -85.42056
CountryUnited States
StateIndiana
CountyLaGrange
TownshipLima
Elevation879 ft (268 m)
ZIP code46746
GNIS feature ID436547[1]

Howe is a small unincorporated census-designated place in Lima Township, LaGrange County, Indiana.

Local Places on the National Register[edit]

Sites in Howe on the National Register of Historic Places are:

Geography[edit]

Howe is located at 41°43′17″N 85°25′14″W / 41.72139°N 85.42056°W / 41.72139; -85.42056 at the intersection of State Road 120 and State Road 9. It is approximately three miles south of the IN US 80/90 toll road and five miles north of LaGrange.

History[edit]

Howe was settled in 1834. At that time, it was named Mongoquinong, a name that the Potawatomi Indians had given to the prairie in northeastern Indiana. Shortly thereafter it was renamed Lima and was, at that time, the county seat. It was later renamed Howe after John B. Howe, a local banker. It is also the hometown of David Chupp.

The Howe Military School, the town's most famous attraction, was founded in 1884.

Lima, Indiana (now Howe) in 1876.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Howe, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-17.