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Howe, Indiana
Shops in the center of Howe
Shops in the center of Howe
Location in LaGrange County, Indiana
Location in LaGrange County, Indiana
Howe, Indiana is located in Indiana
Howe, Indiana
Howe, Indiana
Location in Indiana
Howe, Indiana is located in the United States
Howe, Indiana
Howe, Indiana
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Indiana
County LaGrange
Township Lima
 • Total 1.79 sq mi (4.63 km2)
 • Land 1.79 sq mi (4.63 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
879 ft (268 m)
 • Total 610
 • Density 341.16/sq mi (131.74/km2)
ZIP code
FIPS code 18-34978
GNIS feature ID 436547

Howe is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Lima Township, LaGrange County, Indiana. As of the 2010 census its population was 807.


Howe was settled in 1834. At that time, it was named Mongoquinong, a name that the Potawatomi Indians had given to the prairie in northeastern Indiana. Shortly thereafter it was renamed Lima and was, at that time, the county seat. It was later renamed Howe after John B. Howe, a local attorney.

The Howe Military School, the town's most famous attraction, was founded in 1884.

Howe (Lima) Indiana 1876
Lima, Indiana (now Howe) in 1876.

Local Places on the National Register

Sites in Howe on the National Register of Historic Places are:

  • John Badlam Howe Mansion which is also known as the Howe Military School Rectory.
  • Lima Township School
  • St. James Memorial Chapel
  • Star Milling and Electric Company Historic District
  • Samuel P. Williams House


Howe is located at 41°43′17″N 85°25′14″W / 41.72139°N 85.42056°W / 41.72139; -85.42056 at the intersection of State Road 120 and State Road 9. It is approximately three miles south of the IN US 80/90 toll road and five miles north of LaGrange.


Historical population
Census Pop.
2020 610
U.S. Decennial Census

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