Plato, Indiana

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Unincorporated community
Plato is located in Indiana
Plato is located in the US
Coordinates: 41°38′32″N 85°19′54″W / 41.64222°N 85.33167°W / 41.64222; -85.33167Coordinates: 41°38′32″N 85°19′54″W / 41.64222°N 85.33167°W / 41.64222; -85.33167
Country United States
State Indiana
County LaGrange
Township Bloomfield
Elevation[1] 942 ft (287 m)
ZIP code 46761
FIPS code 18-60300[2]
GNIS feature ID 441228

Plato is an unincorporated community in Bloomfield Township, LaGrange County, Indiana.


A post office opened at Plato in 1890, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1901.[3] The community was likely named for the philosopher Plato.[4]

Plato and the surrounding area is dedicated to farming with some artisan craft work. This barn is typical of many in the area.


Plato is located at 41°38′32″N 85°19′54″W / 41.64222°N 85.33167°W / 41.64222; -85.33167.


  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "LaGrange County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 9 December 2014. 
  4. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 266. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. ...apparently named for the ancient Greek philosopher...