Beaver Dam, Indiana

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Beaver Dam
Unincorporated community
Beaver Dam, Indiana.jpg
Beaver Dam is located in Indiana
Beaver Dam
Beaver Dam
Beaver Dam is located in the US
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
Country United States
State Indiana
County Kosciusko
Township Franklin
Elevation 896 ft (273 m)
ZIP code 46910
FIPS code 18-04024[1]
GNIS feature ID 430677[2]

Beaver Dam is an unincorporated community in Franklin Township, Kosciusko County, Indiana.

History[edit]

Beaver Dam (previously spelled Beaverdam) contained a post office from 1844 until 1901.[3][4] A beaver dam on the nearby creek caused the name to be selected.[5]

Geography[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "Beaver Dam, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-10. 
  3. ^ "Kosciusko County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 25 November 2014. 
  4. ^ Royse, L. W. (1919). A Standard History of Kosciusko County, Indiana: An Authentic Narrative of the Past. Lewis Publishing Company. p. 379. 
  5. ^ 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.