Mongo, Indiana

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Mongo
Unincorporated community
Mongo's "Olde Store"
Mongo's "Olde Store"
Mongo is located in Indiana
Mongo
Mongo
Coordinates: 41°41′05″N 85°16′47″W / 41.68472°N 85.27972°W / 41.68472; -85.27972Coordinates: 41°41′05″N 85°16′47″W / 41.68472°N 85.27972°W / 41.68472; -85.27972
Country United States
State Indiana
County LaGrange
Township Springfield
Elevation 902 ft (275 m)
Population
 • Total 105
ZIP code 46746
FIPS code 18-50094[1]
GNIS feature ID 439324[2]

Mongo is an unincorporated community in Springfield Township, LaGrange County, Indiana. The population in 2010 was 105.[3]

History[edit]

Mongo was originally called Mongoquinong, and under the latter name was laid out in 1840.[4] Mongoquinong was later shortened to Mongo. Although An Illustrated Historical Atlas of LaGrange County, Indiana (1874) translates the native name as "Big Squaw Village", it is thought to be a corruption of the Miami-Illinois maankwahkionka, meaning "In the Loon Land".[5]

Geography[edit]

Mongo is located at 41°41′05″N 85°16′47″W / 41.68472°N 85.27972°W / 41.68472; -85.27972. Mongo is the site of "The Olde Store" (aka "John O'Ferrell Store" or the "Mongo Trading Post"), on the National Register of Historic Places.

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