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Howe
census-designated place
Classic farmhouse along the south side of State Road 120 on the east side of Howe.
Classic farmhouse along the south side of State Road 120 on the east side of Howe.
Country United States
State Indiana
County LaGrange
Township Lima
Elevation 879 ft (268 m)
ZIP code 46746
GNIS feature ID 436547

Howe is a small unincorporated census-designated place in Lima Township, LaGrange County, Indiana.

History

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

Geography

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.


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