Oswego, Indiana

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Oswego
Unincorporated community
The John Pound Store, now a museum
The John Pound Store, now a museum
Oswego is located in Indiana
Oswego
Oswego
Coordinates: 41°19′13″N 85°47′14″W / 41.32028°N 85.78722°W / 41.32028; -85.78722Coordinates: 41°19′13″N 85°47′14″W / 41.32028°N 85.78722°W / 41.32028; -85.78722
Country United States
State Indiana
County Kosciusko
Township Plain
Elevation[1] 850 ft (260 m)
ZIP code 46538
FIPS code 18-57186[2]
GNIS feature ID 440727

Oswego is an unincorporated community in Plain Township, Kosciusko County, Indiana.

History[edit]

Oswego was laid out in 1837.[3] It was named after Oswego, New York.[4] A post office was established at Oswego in 1840, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1935.[5]

Geography[edit]

Oswego is located near the western shore of Lake Tippecanoe at 41°19′13″N 85°47′14″W / 41.32028°N 85.78722°W / 41.32028; -85.78722.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ Biographical and Historical Record of Kosciusko County, Indiana. Lewis Publishing Company. 1887. p. 688. 
  4. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 253. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. ...named for the town in New York. 
  5. ^ "Kosciusko County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 25 November 2014.