Center, Indiana

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For the unincorporated community in Howard County, see Center, Howard County, Indiana.
Center
Unincorporated community
Center is located in Indiana
Center
Center
Center is located in the US
Center
Center
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.

History[edit]

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]

Education[edit]

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

Geography[edit]

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

References[edit]

  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 Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read