Jalapa, Indiana

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Jalapo
census-designated place
Houses on the Frances Slocum Trail at Jalapa
Houses on the Frances Slocum Trail at Jalapa
Jalapo is located in Indiana
Jalapo
Jalapo
Coordinates: 40°37′40″N 85°44′44″W / 40.62778°N 85.74556°W / 40.62778; -85.74556Coordinates: 40°37′40″N 85°44′44″W / 40.62778°N 85.74556°W / 40.62778; -85.74556
Country United States
State Indiana
County Grant
Township Pleasant
Elevation 814 ft (248 m)
ZIP code 46952
FIPS code 18-37674[1]
GNIS feature ID 436915[2]

Jalapa is an unincorporated census-designated place in Pleasant Township, Grant County, Indiana. The site of the Battle of the Mississinewa, fought during the War of 1812, is nearby.[3]

History[edit]

The first post office in Jalapa, called Dallas, operated from 1848 until 1849.[4] The post office was renamed Jalapa in 1849, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1900.[5] The community was named after Jalapa, in Mexico.[4]

Geography[edit]

Jalapa is located at 40°37′40″N 85°44′44″W / 40.62778°N 85.74556°W / 40.62778; -85.74556.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "Jalapa, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-17. 
  3. ^ Edward E. Moore (1910). A Century of Indiana. American Book Company. p. 108. 
  4. ^ a b Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 178. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. "A post office established as Dallas..." 
  5. ^ "Grant County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 12 September 2014.