Jamestown, Elkhart County, Indiana

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Jamestown, Elkhart County,
Indiana
Unincorporated community
Jamestown is located in Indiana
Jamestown
Jamestown
Jamestown is located in the US
Jamestown
Jamestown
Coordinates: 41°38′08″N 86°01′22″W / 41.63556°N 86.02278°W / 41.63556; -86.02278Coordinates: 41°38′08″N 86°01′22″W / 41.63556°N 86.02278°W / 41.63556; -86.02278
Country United States
State Indiana
County Elkhart
Township Baugo
Elevation 778 ft (237 m)
ZIP code 46517
FIPS code 18-37710[1]
GNIS feature ID 436932[2]

Jamestown (also known as Jimtown) is an unincorporated community in Baugo Township, Elkhart County, Indiana.

History[edit]

Jamestown was officially established as a village in 1835, a few years after eight families formed a settlement at the location, which was near a Potawatomi community.[3] It was named for its founder, James Davis.[4]

Geography[edit]

Jamestown is located at 41°38′08″N 86°01′22″W / 41.63556°N 86.02278°W / 41.63556; -86.02278. Jamestown is traversed by Baugo Creek, and borders the Saint Joseph river to the north.

Education[edit]

The community's schools are operated by the Baugo Community Schools district, with approximately 1900 students, and include Jimtown High School, Jimtown Junior High School, Jimtown Elementary School, and Harley Holben Elementary School. The Jimtown school mascot is the Jimmie.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "Jamestown, Elkhart County, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-17. 
  3. ^ Wenger, Amy (Lant) (2003). Around Nappanee: Hometowns of the Heritage Trail. Images of America. Charleston, SC: Arcadia. p. 123. ISBN 0-7385-3154-5. Retrieved October 21, 2013. 
  4. ^ 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. ...was laid out by James Davis, for whom it was named.