LaGrange, Tippecanoe County, Indiana facts for kids

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LaGrange
Ghost town
Tippecanoe County's location in Indiana
Tippecanoe County's location in Indiana
Country United States
State Indiana
County Tippecanoe
Township Shelby
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 47906
Area code(s) 765

LaGrange was a small town, now extinct, in Shelby Township, Tippecanoe County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.

History

LaGrange was founded in 1827 by Isaac Shelby, and was named for the Marquis de Lafayette's ancestral home in France. The community was laid out with eight streets and a hotel. The decline of riverboat trade and the decision to build the Wabash Railroad on the other side of the Wabash River led to the town's extinction.

A post office was established at LaGrange in 1828, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1835.

Geography

LaGrange is located at 40°22′28″N 87°05′24″W / 40.37444°N 87.09°W / 40.37444; -87.09.


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