Jamestown, Elkhart County, Indiana

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Jamestown
Unincorporated community
Jamestown is located in Indiana
Jamestown
Jamestown
Coordinates: 41°38′08″N 86°01′22″W / 41.63556°N 86.02278°W / 41.63556; -86.02278Coordinates: 41°38′08″N 86°01′22″W / 41.63556°N 86.02278°W / 41.63556; -86.02278
Country United States
State Indiana
County Elkhart
Township Baugo
Elevation 778 ft (237 m)
ZIP code 46517
FIPS code 18-37710[1]
GNIS feature ID 436932[2]

Jamestown (also known as Jimtown) is an unincorporated community in Baugo Township, Elkhart County, Indiana.

History[edit]

Jamestown was officially established as a village in 1835, a few years after eight families formed a settlement at the location, which was near a Potawatomi community.[3] It was named for its founder, James Davis.[4]

Geography[edit]

Jamestown is located at 41°38′08″N 86°01′22″W / 41.63556°N 86.02278°W / 41.63556; -86.02278.

Education[edit]

The community's schools are operated by the Baugo Community Schools district and include Jimtown High School.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "Jamestown, Elkhart County, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-17. 
  3. ^ Wenger, Amy (Lant) (2003). Around Nappanee: Hometowns of the Heritage Trail. Images of America. Charleston, SC: Arcadia. p. 123. ISBN 0-7385-3154-5. Retrieved October 21, 2013. 
  4. ^ 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. "...was laid out by James Davis, for whom it was named."