Jalapa, Indiana

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Jalapa, Indiana
Census-designated place
Houses on the Frances Slocum Trail at Jalapa
Houses on the Frances Slocum Trail at Jalapa
Location of Jalapa in Grant County, Indiana.
Location of Jalapa in Grant County, Indiana.
Jalapa is located in Indiana
Jalapa
Jalapa
Location of Jalapa in Grant County, Indiana.
Jalapa is located in the US
Jalapa
Jalapa
Jalapa (the US)
Coordinates: 40°37′40″N 85°44′44″W / 40.62778°N 85.74556°W / 40.62778; -85.74556Coordinates: 40°37′40″N 85°44′44″W / 40.62778°N 85.74556°W / 40.62778; -85.74556
Country United States
State Indiana
County Grant
Township Pleasant
Area
 • Total 3.2 sq mi (8.2 km2)
 • Land 3.2 sq mi (8.2 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 814 ft (248 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 171
 • Density 54/sq mi (20.8/km2)
ZIP code 46952
FIPS code 18-37674[1]
GNIS feature ID 436915[2]

Jalapa is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Pleasant Township, Grant County, Indiana, United States. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 171.[3] The site of the Battle of the Mississinewa, fought during the War of 1812, is nearby.[4]

History[edit]

The first post office in Jalapa, called "Dallas", operated from 1848 until 1849.[5] The post office was renamed "Jalapa" in 1849, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1900.[6] The community was named after Jalapa, in Mexico.[5]

Geography[edit]

Jalapa is located in northwestern Grant County at 40°37′40″N 85°44′44″W / 40.62778°N 85.74556°W / 40.62778; -85.74556, on high ground just southwest of the Mississinewa River, a northwest-flowing tributary of the Wabash River. Jalapa is 7 miles (11 km) northwest of Marion, the Grant County seat.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Jalapa CDP has an area of 3.2 square miles (8.2 km2), all of it land.[3]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "Jalapa, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-17. 
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Jalapa CDP, Indiana". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved December 5, 2016. 
  4. ^ Edward E. Moore (1910). A Century of Indiana. American Book Company. p. 108. 
  5. ^ a b Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 178. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. A post office established as Dallas... 
  6. ^ "Grant County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 12 September 2014. 
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016.