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Mongo
Unincorporated community
Mongo's "Olde Store"
Mongo's "Olde Store"
Country United States
State Indiana
County LaGrange
Township Springfield
Elevation 902 ft (275 m)
Population
 • Total 105
ZIP code 46771
FIPS code 18-50094
GNIS feature ID 439324

Mongo is an unincorporated community in Springfield Township, LaGrange County, Indiana. The population in 2010 was 105.

History

Mongo was originally called Mongoquinong, and under the latter name was laid out in 1840. Mongoquinong was later shortened to Mongo. Although An Illustrated Historical Atlas of LaGrange County, Indiana (1874) translates the native name as "Big Squaw Village", it is thought to be a corruption of the Miami-Illinois maankwahkionka, meaning "In the Loon Land".

The John O'Ferrell Store was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.

Geography

Mongo is located at 41°41′05″N 85°16′47″W / 41.68472°N 85.27972°W / 41.68472; -85.27972. Mongo is the site of "The Olde Store" (aka "John O'Ferrell Store" or the "Mongo Trading Post"), on the National Register of Historic Places.


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