Aboite, Indiana

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Aboite
Unincorporated community
Aboite is located in Indiana
Aboite
Aboite
Aboite is located in the US
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
Country United States
State Indiana
County Allen County
Township Lafayette
Elevation[1] 748 ft (228 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 50
Area code(s) 260

Aboite is an unincorporated community in Lafayette Township, Allen County, Indiana. It was originally settled as a train stop at the intersection of the Toledo, Wabash & Western Railway with Aboite Road.

History[edit]

Aboite is derived from the French word for "minnow".[2] A post office was established at Aboite in 1833, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1921.[3]

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. ^ "USGS detail on Aboite". Retrieved 2007-11-05.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ "Allen County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 26 August 2014.