Foraker is an unincorporated community in Union Township, Elkhart County, Indiana.
The north-central Indiana community of Foraker is located at 41°30′57″N 85°55′27″W / 41.51583°N 85.92417°W. The town spreads south and west from the corner of CR 142 and CR 13.
Foraker was founded in 1892 when the Wabash Railroad was extended to that point. It was named for Joseph B. Foraker, the 37th Governor of Ohio.
The Foraker post office was discontinued in 1966.
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The name honors Senator Joseph B. Foraker of Ohio.
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