Southwest, Indiana

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Southwest, Indiana
Unincorporated community
Southwest is located in Indiana
Southwest is located in the US
Coordinates: 41°32′12″N 85°56′38″W / 41.53667°N 85.94389°W / 41.53667; -85.94389Coordinates: 41°32′12″N 85°56′38″W / 41.53667°N 85.94389°W / 41.53667; -85.94389
Country United States
State Indiana
County Elkhart
Township Harrison
Elevation[1] 856 ft (261 m)
ZIP code 46526
FIPS code 18-71594[2]
GNIS feature ID 443890

Southwest is an unincorporated community in Harrison Township, Elkhart County, Indiana.


A post office opened in Southwest in 1854, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1901.[3] Southwest lies southwest of the county seat, hence the name.[4]

In 1905, Southwest contained a general store, a brick schoolhouse, three churches, and a dozen families.[5]


Southwest is located at 41°32′12″N 85°56′38″W / 41.53667°N 85.94389°W / 41.53667; -85.94389.


  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. ^ "Elkhart County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 4 September 2014. 
  4. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 307. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. ...for it is located southwest of Goshen... 
  5. ^ Deahl, Anthony (1905). A Twentieth Century History and Biographical Record of Elkhart County, Indiana. Lewis Publishing Company. p. 129.