Arcola, Indiana

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Arcola, Indiana
Arcola is located in Indiana
Arcola
Arcola
Arcola is located in the United States
Arcola
Arcola
Coordinates: 41°06′13″N 85°17′39″W / 41.10361°N 85.29417°W / 41.10361; -85.29417Coordinates: 41°06′13″N 85°17′39″W / 41.10361°N 85.29417°W / 41.10361; -85.29417
CountryUnited States
StateIndiana
CountyAllen
TownshipLake
Elevation843 ft (257 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
46704
Area code(s)260
FIPS code18-1990[2]
GNIS feature ID430240

Arcola is an unincorporated community in Lake Township, Allen County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[3]

Once a booming train station for farm products and a regional U.S. postal center in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, in more recent years it has become a bedroom community of Fort Wayne. The community has a volunteer fire department and an elementary school in the building which once housed grades one through twelve, including Arcola High School.[4] The famous annual Arcola tractor pull (arcolapull.org), is held in the community.[5]

History[edit]

The Arcola post office was established in 1858.[6] The name of the community commemorates the Battle of Arcola.[7]

Geography[edit]

Arcola is located at 41°06′13″N 85°17′39″W / 41.10361°N 85.29417°W / 41.10361; -85.29417. Arcola is at the intersection of Eme Rd and Arcola road, two miles east of the Allen-Whitley county line.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "Arcola, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved February 15, 2020.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2005-08-08. Retrieved 2006-05-01.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ http://www.arcolapull.org/
  6. ^ "Allen County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 26 August 2014.
  7. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 53. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. ...a town in Italy where Napoleon won a victory over the Austrians in 1796.