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Jalapa, Indiana
Houses on the Frances Slocum Trail at Jalapa
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Location of Jalapa in Grant County, Indiana.
Location of Jalapa in Grant County, Indiana.
Jalapa, Indiana is located in Indiana
Jalapa, Indiana
Jalapa, Indiana
Location in Indiana
Jalapa, Indiana is located in the United States
Jalapa, Indiana
Jalapa, Indiana
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Indiana
County Grant
Township Pleasant
Area
 • Total 0.57 sq mi (1.48 km2)
 • Land 0.57 sq mi (1.48 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
814 ft (248 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 182
 • Density 318.18/sq mi (122.79/km2)
ZIP code
46952
FIPS code 18-37674
GNIS feature ID 436915

Jalapa is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Pleasant Township, Grant County, Indiana, United States. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 171. The site of the Battle of the Mississinewa, fought during the War of 1812, is nearby.

History

The first post office in Jalapa, called "Dallas", operated from 1848 until 1849. The post office was renamed "Jalapa" in 1849, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1900. The community was named after Jalapa, in Mexico.

Geography

Jalapa is located in northwestern Grant County at 40°37′40″N 85°44′44″W / 40.62778°N 85.74556°W / 40.62778; -85.74556, on high ground just southwest of the Mississinewa River, a northwest-flowing tributary of the Wabash River. Jalapa is 7 miles (11 km) northwest of Marion, the Grant County seat.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Jalapa CDP has an area of 3.2 square miles (8.2 km2), all of it land.


Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
2020 182
U.S. Decennial Census

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