Atwood, Indiana

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Atwood, Indiana
Unincorporated community
Methodist church
Methodist church
Atwood is located in Indiana
Atwood
Atwood
Atwood is located in the US
Atwood
Atwood
Coordinates: 41°15′39″N 85°58′31″W / 41.26083°N 85.97528°W / 41.26083; -85.97528Coordinates: 41°15′39″N 85°58′31″W / 41.26083°N 85.97528°W / 41.26083; -85.97528
Country United States
State Indiana
County Kosciusko
Township Prairie
Elevation[1] 823 ft (251 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 46502
FIPS code 18-02638[2]
GNIS feature ID 430332

Atwood is an unincorporated community in Prairie Township, Kosciusko County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[3]

History[edit]

Originally named "Mount Ruska," Atwood was laid out as a village on September 29, 1857. It was an important trading point due to the Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne, and Chicago Railway passing through its boundaries. By a petition of the citizens in 1865, the town's name was officially changed to Atwood.[4]

The post office at Atwood has been in operation since 1864.[5]

Geography[edit]

Atwood is located at 41°15′39″N 85°58′31″W / 41.26083°N 85.97528°W / 41.26083; -85.97528, near Hoffman Lake.

Schools[edit]

Atwood was home to the Atwood Greyhounds. Those who had attended Atwood Elementary now attend Warsaw Community High School.

Notable people[edit]

Ray Williamson;Pioneer in the raising of llamas.

Perp Squad; 3 of Atwood's craziest citizens.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved 2017-05-09. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Atwood, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-10. 
  4. ^ Biographical and Historical Record of Kosciusko County, Indiana. Lewis Publishing Company. 1887. p. 734. 
  5. ^ "Kosciusko County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved June 5, 2017.