Ainsworth, Indiana

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Unincorporated community
Ainsworth is located in Indiana
Ainsworth is located in the US
Coordinates: 41°29′16″N 87°15′31″W / 41.48778°N 87.25861°W / 41.48778; -87.25861Coordinates: 41°29′16″N 87°15′31″W / 41.48778°N 87.25861°W / 41.48778; -87.25861
Country United States
State Indiana
County Lake
Township Ross
Elevation 659 ft (201 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 320
ZIP code 46342
FIPS code 18-00694[1]
GNIS feature ID 430149[2]

Ainsworth was an unincorporated community in Ross Township, Lake County, Indiana.

The Grand Trunk Railroad was extended to Ainsworth in 1880.[3]

In the early 1990s the area containing Ainsworth was annexed by the city of Hobart. A failed attempt to fight the annexation would have seen the area incorporated into the town of Ainsworth, thus bringing back the name of the old village. It is located near the intersection of Indiana State Road 51 and the Canadian National Railway (formerly the Grand Trunk Western Railroad).


Ainsworth is located at 41°29′16″N 87°15′31″W / 41.48778°N 87.25861°W / 41.48778; -87.25861.


  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "Ainsworth, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-10. 
  3. ^ Howat, William Frederick (1915). A Standard History of Lake County, Indiana, and the Calumet Region, Volume 1. Lewis Publishing Company. p. 184.