Aboite, Indiana

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Aboite, Indiana
Aboite is located in Indiana
Aboite
Aboite
Aboite is located in the United States
Aboite
Aboite
Coordinates: 41°0′0″N 85°19′5″W / 41.00000°N 85.31806°W / 41.00000; -85.31806Coordinates: 41°0′0″N 85°19′5″W / 41.00000°N 85.31806°W / 41.00000; -85.31806
CountryUnited States
StateIndiana
CountyAllen County
TownshipLafayette
Elevation758 ft (231 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
46804
Area code(s)260
GNIS feature ID429991

Aboite is an unincorporated community in Lafayette Township, Allen County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[2]

History[edit]

Aboite was originally settled as a train stop at the intersection of the Toledo, Wabash & Western Railway with Aboite Road. The community's name is derived from the French word for "minnow".[3] A post office was established at Aboite in 1833, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1921.[4]

Geography[edit]

Aboite is located at 41°0′0″N 85°19′5″W / 41.00000°N 85.31806°W / 41.00000; -85.31806.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "Aboite, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved February 15, 2020.
  3. ^ Griswold, Bert Joseph; Taylor, Mrs. Samuel R. (1917). The Pictorial History of Fort Wayne, Indiana: A Review of Two Centuries of Occupation of the Region about the Head of the Maumee River. Robert O. Law Company. p. 687.
  4. ^ "Allen County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 26 August 2014.