Beaver Dam, Indiana

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Beaver Dam, Indiana
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Beaver Dam is located in Indiana
Beaver Dam
Beaver Dam
Beaver Dam is located in the United States
Beaver Dam
Beaver Dam
Coordinates: 41°05′10″N 86°00′48″W / 41.08611°N 86.01333°W / 41.08611; -86.01333Coordinates: 41°05′10″N 86°00′48″W / 41.08611°N 86.01333°W / 41.08611; -86.01333
CountryUnited States
Elevation896 ft (273 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
FIPS code18-04024[2]
GNIS feature ID430677

Beaver Dam is an unincorporated community in Franklin Township, Kosciusko County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[3]


Beaver Dam (previously spelled Beaverdam) contained a post office from 1844 until 1901.[4][5] A beaver dam on the nearby creek caused the name to be selected.[6]


Beaver Dam is located at 41°05′10″N 86°00′48″W / 41.08611°N 86.01333°W / 41.08611; -86.01333.


  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 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "Beaver Dam, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved July 27, 2017.
  4. ^ "Kosciusko County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 25 November 2014.
  5. ^ Royse, L. W. (1919). A Standard History of Kosciusko County, Indiana: An Authentic Narrative of the Past. Lewis Publishing Company. p. 379.
  6. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 62. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. ...on the site of a large beaver dam, on a creek of the same name.