Mongo's "Olde Store"
|Elevation||902 ft (275 m)|
|GNIS feature ID||439324|
Mongo is an unincorporated community in Springfield Township, LaGrange County, Indiana. The name Mongo derives from the early settlers' name for the area: Mongoquinong. Although An Illustrated Historical Atlas of LaGrange County, Indiana (1874) translates this as "Big Squaw Village", is presently thought to be a corruption of the Miami-Illinois maankwahkionka, meaning "In the Loon Land". The population in 2010 was 105.
Mongo is located at National Register of Historic Places.. Mongo is the site of "The Olde Store" (aka "John O'Ferrell Store" or the "Mongo Trading Post"), on the
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