Howe, Indiana

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Howe
census-designated place
Classic farmhouse along the south side of State Road 120 on the east side of Howe. (Home of Phil and Dorothy Yunker).
Classic farmhouse along the south side of State Road 120 on the east side of Howe. (Home of Phil and Dorothy Yunker).
Howe is located in Indiana
Howe
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
Country United States
State Indiana
County LaGrange
Township Lima
Elevation 879 ft (268 m)
ZIP code 46746
GNIS feature ID 436547[1]

Howe is a small unincorporated census-designated place in Lima Township, LaGrange County, Indiana.

Local Places on the National Register[edit]

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

  • John Badlam Howe Mansion which is also known as the Howe Military School Rectory or the Administration Building
  • Lima Township School
  • St. James Memorial Chapel
  • Star Milling and Electric Company Historic District
  • Samuel P. Wlliams House

Geography[edit]

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[edit]

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. It is also the hometown of David Chupp.

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

Lima, Indiana (now Howe) in 1876.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Howe, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-17.