Center, Indiana

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For the unincorporated community in Howard County, see Center, Howard County, Indiana.
Unincorporated community
Center is located in Indiana
Center is located in the US
Coordinates: 40°26′04″N 86°03′38″W / 40.43444°N 86.06056°W / 40.43444; -86.06056Coordinates: 40°26′04″N 86°03′38″W / 40.43444°N 86.06056°W / 40.43444; -86.06056
Country United States
State Indiana
County Howard
Township Taylor
Elevation 846 ft (258 m)
ZIP code 46902
FIPS code 18-11404[1]
GNIS feature ID 449634[2]

Center (originally called Tampico[3]) is an unincorporated community in Taylor Township, Howard County, Indiana, United States. Center is a suburb of Kokomo and is a part of the Kokomo, Indiana Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Center was laid out in 1852.[3] It was originally named Tampico, after the Mexican port, but because there is another Tampico in Jackson County it was renamed Centre (later Center) for its central location in the county.[4]


Center is served by the Taylor Community Schools Corporation.[1] Taylor High School competes in the Mid-Indiana Conference (MIC) for athletics.


Center is located at 40°26′04″N 86°03′38″W / 40.43444°N 86.06056°W / 40.43444; -86.06056.


  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "Center, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-10. 
  3. ^ a b "Howard County's Townships and Their Early Settlements and Towns". Kokomo-Howard County Public Library. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  4. ^ "A Look Back as We Move Forward". The Kokomo Tribune. March 28, 1999. p. 58. Retrieved August 16, 2014 – via  open access publication – free to read