Wolf Lake, Indiana

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Wolf Lake
Unincorporated community
Luckey Hospital, a historic site in the community
Luckey Hospital, a historic site in the community
Wolf Lake is located in Indiana
Wolf Lake
Wolf Lake
Wolf Lake is located in the US
Wolf Lake
Wolf Lake
Coordinates: 41°20′06″N 85°29′45″W / 41.33500°N 85.49583°W / 41.33500; -85.49583Coordinates: 41°20′06″N 85°29′45″W / 41.33500°N 85.49583°W / 41.33500; -85.49583
Country United States
State Indiana
County Noble
Township Noble
Elevation[1] 915 ft (279 m)
ZIP code 46701
FIPS code 18-85130[2]
GNIS feature ID 450614

Wolf Lake is an unincorporated community in Noble Township, Noble County, Indiana. Each August citizens celebrate their heritage with the Onion Days Festival.[3]

History[edit]

Wolf Lake was platted in 1836, taking its name from the nearby eponymous lake.[4] A post office has been in operation at Wolf Lake since 1834.[5]

The former Luckey Hospital was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2013.[6]

Education[edit]

Wolf Lake High School made their mark on the Indiana basketball map by winning the regional title in 1942. The Wolf Lake Wolves, with an enrollment of 123 students, beat Fort Wayne Central High School, moving on to the semi-state where they lost to Muncie Burris High School. The small school from northeast Indiana is the smallest school from this part of the state to make it to the semi-state round of the state basketball tournament. The Wolves were led by a senior class of Art Keister, Paul Keister, Roger Stangland and Delbert Hartman. Beginning their high school careers in 1939-40, this class led their team to three Noble County championships, 50 straight regular season wins and a 70-5 record over three years.[7]

Geography[edit]

Wolf Lake is located at 41°20′06″N 85°29′45″W / 41.33500°N 85.49583°W / 41.33500; -85.49583.

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. ^ "Wolf Lake Indiana - Visit Noble County Indiana". 
  4. ^ Counties of LaGrange and Noble, Indiana: Historical and Biographical. F.A. Battey & Company. 1882. p. 247. 
  5. ^ "Noble County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 13 September 2015. 
  6. ^ "National Register of Historic Places Listings". Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 3/18/13 through 3/22/13. National Park Service. 2013-03-29. 
  7. ^ http://www.kpcnews.net/special-sections/reflections2/reflections19.html