Wawaka, Indiana

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Wawaka, Indiana
Unincorporated community
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Wawaka
Coordinates: 41°27′25″N85°28′56″W / 41.45694°N 85.48222°W / 41.45694; -85.48222 Coordinates: 41°27′25″N85°28′56″W / 41.45694°N 85.48222°W / 41.45694; -85.48222
Country United States
State Indiana
County Noble
Township Elkhart
Elevation [1] 899 ft (274 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
  Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 46794
Area code(s) 260
FIPS code 18-81530 [2]
GNIS feature ID 445568

Wawaka is an unincorporated community in Elkhart Township, Noble County, in the U.S. state of Indiana. [3]

Unincorporated area Region of land not governed by own local government

In law, an unincorporated area is a region of land that is not governed by a local municipal corporation; similarly an unincorporated community is a settlement that is not governed by its own local municipal corporation, but rather is administered as part of larger administrative divisions, such as a township, parish, borough, county, city, canton, state, province or country. Occasionally, municipalities dissolve or disincorporate, which may happen if they become fiscally insolvent, and services become the responsibility of a higher administration. Widespread unincorporated communities and areas are a distinguishing feature of the United States and Canada. In most other countries of the world, there are either no unincorporated areas at all, or these are very rare; typically remote, outlying, sparsely populated or uninhabited areas.

Elkhart Township, Noble County, Indiana Township in Indiana, United States

Elkhart Township is one of thirteen townships in Noble County, Indiana, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 2,065 and it contained 826 housing units.

Noble County, Indiana County in the United States

Noble County is a county located in the U.S. state of Indiana. As of 2010, the population was 47,536. The county seat is Albion. The county is divided into 13 townships which provide local services.

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History

Wawaka was founded in 1857. [4] The name Wawaka is said to be of Native American origin, meaning "big heron". [5] A post office has been in operation at Wawaka since 1857. [6]

Geography

Wawaka is located at 41°27′25″N85°28′56″W / 41.45694°N 85.48222°W / 41.45694; -85.48222 .

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References

  1. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau . Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. "Wawaka, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System . United States Geological Survey . Retrieved July 16, 2017.
  4. Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 340. ISBN   978-0-253-32866-3. This village was laid out in February 1857...
  5. Bright, William (2004). Native American Placenames of the United States. University of Oklahoma Press. p. 557. ISBN   978-0-8061-3598-4.
  6. "Noble County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 13 September 2015.