Waubee Lake

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Waubee Lake
Wabee Lake Indiana Map.png
Location Kosciusko County, Indiana
Coordinates 41°23′15″N085°49′45″W / 41.38750°N 85.82917°W / 41.38750; -85.82917 Coordinates: 41°23′15″N085°49′45″W / 41.38750°N 85.82917°W / 41.38750; -85.82917
Type lake
Basin  countriesUnited States
Surface elevation830 feet (250 m) [1]

Waubee Lake (also incorrectly Wabee) is a small freshwater lake situated 2 miles (3 km) southeast of Milford, Kosciusko County, Indiana, United States.

Milford, Kosciusko County, Indiana Town in Indiana, United States

Milford is a town in Van Buren Township, Kosciusko County, in the U.S. state of Indiana. The population was 1,562 at the 2010 census.

Kosciusko County, Indiana County in the United States

Kosciusko County is a county located in the U.S. state of Indiana. Census 2010 recorded the population at 77,358. The county seat is Warsaw.

Indiana State of the United States of America

Indiana is a U.S. state located in the Midwestern and Great Lakes regions of North America. Indiana is the 38th largest by area and the 17th most populous of the 50 United States. Its capital and largest city is Indianapolis. Indiana was admitted to the United States as the 19th U.S. state on December 11, 1816. Indiana borders Lake Michigan to the northwest, Michigan to the north, Ohio to the east, Kentucky to the south and southeast, and Illinois to the west.

Waubee is typical in structure of natural lakes of the glaciated portions of the upper Midwest. Like other lakes in the general area, Waubee is lined with vacation homes and year-round residences. Part of the extreme upper west shore is void of residences and borders farm land. A boat ramp can be found on the lake's upper east shore.

Farm area of land for farming, or, for aquaculture, lake, river or sea, including various structures

A farm is an area of land that is devoted primarily to agricultural processes with the primary objective of producing food and other crops; it is the basic facility in food production. The name is used for specialised units such as arable farms, vegetable farms, fruit farms, dairy, pig and poultry farms, and land used for the production of natural fibres, biofuel and other commodities. It includes ranches, feedlots, orchards, plantations and estates, smallholdings and hobby farms, and includes the farmhouse and agricultural buildings as well as the land. In modern times the term has been extended so as to include such industrial operations as wind farms and fish farms, both of which can operate on land or sea.

Waubee Lake is also home to Camp Alexander Mack, [2] a Christian Camp, Conference, and Retreat Center operated by the Church of the Brethren.

Christianity is an Abrahamic religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth, as described in the New Testament. Its adherents, known as Christians, believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and savior of all people, whose coming as the Messiah was prophesied in the Old Testament.

Church of the Brethren Anabaptist denomination in the United States, descended from the Schwarzenau Brethren.

The Church of the Brethren is a Christian denomination with origins in the Schwarzenau Brethren that was organized in 1708 by Alexander Mack in Schwarzenau, Germany, as a melding of the Radical Pietist and Anabaptist movements. The denomination holds the New Testament as its only creed. Historically, the church has taken a strong stance for nonresistance or pacifism—it is one of the three historic peace churches, alongside the Mennonites and Quakers. Distinctive practices include believers baptism by trine immersion; a threefold love feast consisting of feet washing, a fellowship meal, and communion; anointing for healing; and the holy kiss.

The name Waubee is believed to have come from a common name, Wau-Be, of the Potawatomi Indians who had a camp where now stands but no authority exists for this claim.

Potawatomi Native American peoples

The Pottawatomi, also spelled Pottawatomie and Potawatomi, are a Native American people of the Great Plains, upper Mississippi River, and western Great Lakes region. They traditionally speak the Potawatomi language, a member of the Algonquian family. The Potawatomi called themselves Neshnabé, a cognate of the word Anishinaabe. The Potawatomi were part of a long-term alliance, called the Council of Three Fires, with the Ojibwe and Odawa (Ottawa). In the Council of Three Fires, the Potawatomi were considered the "youngest brother" and were referred to in this context as Bodéwadmi, a name that means "keepers of the fire" and refers to the council fire of three peoples.

The USGS/GNIS has Waubee Lake incorrectly spelled as Wabee Lake. A name change request has been submitted to the United States Geographical Survey and is under review as of February 2012.

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