Arcola, Indiana facts for kids

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Arcola
Unincorporated community
Country United States
State Indiana
County Allen
Township Lake
Elevation 843 ft (257 m)
ZIP code 46704
FIPS code 18-1990
GNIS feature ID 430240

Arcola is an unincorporated community in Lake Township, Allen County, Indiana. Once a booming train station for farm products and a regional U.S. postal center in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, in more recent years it has become a bedroom community of Fort Wayne. The community has a volunteer fire department and an elementary school in the building which once housed grades one through twelve, including Arcola High School. The famous annual Arcola tractor pull (arcolapull.org), is held in the community.

History

The Arcola post office was established in 1858. The name of the community commemorates the Battle of Arcola.

Geography

Arcola is located at 41°06′13″N 85°17′39″W / 41.10361°N 85.29417°W / 41.10361; -85.29417.


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