Foraker, Indiana

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Foraker
Unincorporated community
Foraker is located in Indiana
Foraker
Foraker
Coordinates: 41°30′57″N 85°55′27″W / 41.51583°N 85.92417°W / 41.51583; -85.92417Coordinates: 41°30′57″N 85°55′27″W / 41.51583°N 85.92417°W / 41.51583; -85.92417
Country United States
State Indiana
County Elkhart
Township Union
Elevation 860 ft (260 m)
ZIP code 46526
FIPS code 18-23872[1]
GNIS feature ID 434635[2]

Foraker is an unincorporated community in Union Township, Elkhart County, Indiana.

Geography[edit]

The north-central Indiana community of Foraker is located at 41°30′57″N 85°55′27″W / 41.51583°N 85.92417°W / 41.51583; -85.92417. The town spreads south and west from the corner of CR 142 and CR 13.

History[edit]

Foraker was founded in 1892 when the Wabash Railroad was extended to that point.[3] It was named for Joseph B. Foraker, the 37th Governor of Ohio.[4]

The Foraker post office was discontinued in 1966.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "Foraker, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-17. 
  3. ^ Deahl, Anthony (1905). A Twentieth Century History and Biographical Record of Elkhart County, Indiana. Lewis Publishing Company. p. 123. 
  4. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 134. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. The name honors Senator Joseph B. Foraker of Ohio. 
  5. ^ "Elkhart County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 4 September 2014.