Howe, Indiana

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Howe
—  Town  —
Classic farmhouse along the south side of State Road 120 on the east side of Howe. (Home of Phil and Dorothy Yunker).
Howe, Indiana is located in Indiana
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]
 
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Howe
—  Town  —
Classic farmhouse along the south side of State Road 120 on the east side of Howe. (Home of Phil and Dorothy Yunker).
Howe, Indiana is located in Indiana
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 an unincorporated town in Lima Township, LaGrange County, Indiana.

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Local Places on the National Register

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

Geography

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

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.

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

Lima, Indiana (now Howe) in 1876.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Howe, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic/f?p=gnispq:3:::NO::P3_FID:436547. Retrieved 2009-10-17.