Mongo, Indiana

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Mongo
Unincorporated community
Mongo's "Olde Store"
Mongo's "Olde Store"
Mongo is located in Indiana
Mongo
Mongo
Mongo is located in the US
Mongo
Mongo
Coordinates: 41°41′05″N 85°16′47″W / 41.68472°N 85.27972°W / 41.68472; -85.27972Coordinates: 41°41′05″N 85°16′47″W / 41.68472°N 85.27972°W / 41.68472; -85.27972
Country United States
State Indiana
County LaGrange
Township Springfield
Elevation 902 ft (275 m)
Population
 • Total 105
ZIP code 46771
FIPS code 18-50094[1]
GNIS feature ID 439324[2]

Mongo is an unincorporated community in Springfield Township, LaGrange County, Indiana. The population in 2010 was 105.[3]

History[edit]

Mongo was originally called Mongoquinong, and under the latter name was laid out in 1840.[4] Mongoquinong was later shortened to Mongo. Although An Illustrated Historical Atlas of LaGrange County, Indiana (1874) translates the native name as "Big Squaw Village", it is thought to be a corruption of the Miami-Illinois maankwahkionka, meaning "In the Loon Land".[5]

The John O'Ferrell Store was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.[6]

Geography[edit]

Mongo is located at 41°41′05″N 85°16′47″W / 41.68472°N 85.27972°W / 41.68472; -85.27972. Mongo is the site of "The Olde Store" (aka "John O'Ferrell Store" or the "Mongo Trading Post"), on the National Register of Historic Places.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "Mongo, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-17. 
  3. ^ http://www.zip-codes.com/zip-code/46771/zip-code-46771.asp
  4. ^ Counties of LaGrange and Noble, Indiana: Historical and Biographical. F.A. Battey & Company. 1882. p. 203. 
  5. ^ McCafferty, Michael. Native American Place Names of Indiana. Champaign: U of Illinois P, 16. ISBN 978-0-252-03268-4.
  6. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.