Wawaka, Indiana

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Wawaka, Indiana
Wawaka is located in Indiana
Wawaka
Wawaka
Wawaka is located in the United States
Wawaka
Wawaka
Coordinates: 41°27′25″N 85°28′56″W / 41.45694°N 85.48222°W / 41.45694; -85.48222Coordinates: 41°27′25″N 85°28′56″W / 41.45694°N 85.48222°W / 41.45694; -85.48222
CountryUnited States
StateIndiana
CountyNoble
TownshipElkhart
Elevation899 ft (274 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
46794
Area code(s)260
FIPS code18-81530[2]
GNIS feature ID445568

Wawaka is an unincorporated community in Elkhart Township, Noble County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[3]

History[edit]

Wawaka was founded in 1857.[4] The name Wawaka is said to be of Native American origin, meaning "big heron".[5] A post office has been in operation at Wawaka since 1857.[6]

Geography[edit]

Wawaka is located at 41°27′25″N 85°28′56″W / 41.45694°N 85.48222°W / 41.45694; -85.48222.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  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. ^ "Wawaka, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved July 16, 2017.
  4. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 340. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. This village was laid out in February 1857...
  5. ^ Bright, William (2004). Native American Placenames of the United States. University of Oklahoma Press. p. 557. ISBN 978-0-8061-3598-4.
  6. ^ "Noble County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 13 September 2015.