Arcola, Indiana

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Arcola
Unincorporated community
Arcola is located in Indiana
Arcola
Arcola
Coordinates: 41°06′13″N 85°17′39″W / 41.10361°N 85.29417°W / 41.10361; -85.29417Coordinates: 41°06′13″N 85°17′39″W / 41.10361°N 85.29417°W / 41.10361; -85.29417
Country United States
State Indiana
County Allen
Township Lake
Elevation 843 ft (257 m)
ZIP code 46704
FIPS code 18-1990[1]
GNIS feature ID 430240[2]

Arcola is an unincorporated community in Lake Township, Allen County, Indiana. Once a booming train station for farm products and a regional U.S. postal center in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, in more recent years it has become a bedroom community of Fort Wayne. The community has a volunteer fire department and an elementary school in the building which once housed grades one through twelve, including Arcola High School.[3] The famous annual Arcola tractor pull (arcolapull.com), often covered by ESPN, is held in the community.[4]

History[edit]

The Arcola post office was established in 1858.[5] The name of the community commemorates the Battle of Arcola.[6]

Geography[edit]

Arcola is located at 41°06′13″N 85°17′39″W / 41.10361°N 85.29417°W / 41.10361; -85.29417.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "Arcola, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-10. 
  3. ^ http://www.huntertownhistoricalsoc.org/Schools/northwest_allen_co_schools_windmiller.htm
  4. ^ http://www.arcolapull.com/
  5. ^ "Allen County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 26 August 2014. 
  6. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 53. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. ...a town in Italy where Napoleon won a victory over the Austrians in 1796.