Owasco, Indiana

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Owasco
Unincorporated community
Looking north along Front Street into Owasco
Looking north along Front Street into Owasco
Carroll County's location in Indiana
Carroll County's location in Indiana
Owasco is located in Carroll County, Indiana
Owasco
Owasco
Location in Carroll County
Coordinates: 40°27′39″N 86°37′41″W / 40.46083°N 86.62806°W / 40.46083; -86.62806Coordinates: 40°27′39″N 86°37′41″W / 40.46083°N 86.62806°W / 40.46083; -86.62806
Country United States
State Indiana
County Carroll
Township Clay
Elevation[1] 702 ft (214 m)
ZIP code 46065
FIPS code 18-57420[2]
GNIS feature ID 440788

Owasco is an unincorporated community in Clay Township, Carroll County, Indiana. It is part of the Lafayette, Indiana Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

A post office was established at Owasco in 1883.[3] It was named after Owasco Lake, in New York.[4]

Geography[edit]

Owasco is located at 40°27′39″N 86°37′41″W / 40.46083°N 86.62806°W / 40.46083; -86.62806.

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. ^ "Carroll County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 28 August 2014. 
  4. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 254. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. The name, borrowed from the lake in New York...