Historic Map - Kokomo, IN - 1868

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Birds eye view of the city of Kokomo, Howard Co., Indiana 1868. Drawn by A. Ruger.

Reproduction map of Kokomo, Indiana, published 1868. According to the Howard County Atlas of 1877, the town "derived its name from an old Indian Chief". The name Kokomo may have been taken from the local Miami tribe's Ma-Ko-Ko-Mo, a legendary leader that the Miami tribe greatly revered.

The first American trading post was established in Howard County by David Foster, who donated 40 acres of his land to be used to create a county seat in Kokomo. The city was incorporated in 1865, just three years before this map was published.

Detailed illustrations of the Court House and the Public School appear on the lower margin of the map.

Features numbered references to the following locations:

  1. Court House
  2. Jail
  3. School House
  4. I. P. & C. R. Depot
  5. C. A. & E. R. Depot
  6. Methodist Church
  7. Christian Church
  8. Congregational Church
  9. Catholic Church
  10. Cemetary

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