Atwood, Indiana

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Atwood
Unincorporated community
Atwood is located in Indiana
Atwood
Atwood
Coordinates: 41°15′39″N 85°58′31″W / 41.26083°N 85.97528°W / 41.26083; -85.97528Coordinates: 41°15′39″N 85°58′31″W / 41.26083°N 85.97528°W / 41.26083; -85.97528
Country United States
State Indiana
County Kosciusko
Township Prairie
Elevation 823 ft (251 m)
ZIP code 46502
FIPS code 18-02638[1]
GNIS feature ID 430332[2]

Atwood is an unincorporated community in Prairie Township, Kosciusko County, Indiana.

History[edit]

Originally named "Mount Ruska," Atwood was laid out as a village on September 29, 1857. It was an important trading point due to the Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne, and Chicago Railway passing through its boundaries. By a petition of the citizens in 1865, the town's name was officially changed to Atwood.[3]

Geography[edit]

Atwood is located at 41°15′39″N 85°58′31″W / 41.26083°N 85.97528°W / 41.26083; -85.97528. Atwood takes in and is near Hoffman Lake.

Schools[edit]

Atwood Greyhounds Logo.jpg Atwood is home to the Greyhounds.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "Atwood, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-10. 
  3. ^ Biographical and Historical Record of Kosciusko County, Indiana. Lewis Publishing Company. 1887. p. 734.