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Encyclopedia > Kokomo, Indiana
City of Kokomo, Indiana
Location in the state of Indiana
Coordinates: 40°28′56″N 86°7′54″W / 40.48222, -86.13167
Country United States
State Indiana
County Howard
Government
 - Mayor Matt McKillip
Area
 - City  16.3 sq mi (42.1 km²)
 - Land  16.2 sq mi (42.0 km²)
 - Water  0.1 sq mi (0.2 km²)
Elevation  810 ft (247 m)
Population (2000)
 - City 46,113
 - Density 2,846.4/sq mi (1,099.0/km²)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 46901-46904
Area code(s) 765
FIPS code 18-40392GR2
GNIS feature ID 0437425GR3
Website: www.cityofkokomo.org

Kokomo (IPA: [ˈkoʊ.kə.moʊ]) is the county seat of Howard CountyGR6, Indiana, United States, Indiana's 13th largest city. Kokomo's population was 46,113 at the 2000 census. Kokomo was a funk band that played the pub circuit in the 1970s in the UK. To quote one of the sources: Kokomo has been described as the most authentic, and certainly the most traditional, funk band Britain produced during the 1970s. ... Image File history File links Howard_County_Indiana_Incorporated_and_Unincorporated_areas_Kokomo_Highlighted. ... For other uses, see Indiana (disambiguation). ... This list of countries, arranged alphabetically, gives an overview of countries of the world. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      The political units and divisions of the United States include: The 50 states... For other uses, see Indiana (disambiguation). ... Listed are the 92 counties of the U.S. state of Indiana. ... Howard County is one of 92 counties in the U.S. state of Indiana. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... Look up city, City in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... To help compare sizes of different geographic regions, we list here areas between 10 km² (1000 hectares) and 100 km² (10,000 hectares). ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... Look up city, City in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... Metronome, a public art installation showing the time in New York City The Eastern Time Zone (ET) of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of Northern America and the west coast of South America. ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Though DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... Eastern Daylight Time or EDT is equal to: In North America, Eastern Standard Time + 1, or UTC − 4 hours. ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Mr. ... Area code 765 is a North American Numbering Plan area code for Central Indiana. ... Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) are publicly announced standards developed by the U.S. Federal government for use by all (non-military) government agencies and by government contractors. ... GNIS (The Geographic Names Information System) contains name and locative information about almost two million physical and cultural features located throughout the United States of America and its Territories. ... Articles with similar titles include the NATO phonetic alphabet, which has also informally been called the “International Phonetic Alphabet”. For information on how to read IPA transcriptions of English words, see IPA chart for English. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Howard County is one of 92 counties in the U.S. state of Indiana. ... For other uses, see Indiana (disambiguation). ...

Contents

History

The Art Deco Howard County courthouse.

Kokomo was named after Miami Indian referred to as a chief, but later found to be local legend Ma-Ko-Ko-Mo, which is sometimes spelled as Koh-Koh-Mah or Kokomoko. His name translates to Black Walnut. There was a trading post for commerce between Native Americans and European-Americans here in the early 19th century. David Foster founded the first trading post in Howard County. In 1844, Foster donated forty acres of his land to create a county seat in Kokomo, which was a log courthouse, for use in the community. It was incorporated as a city in 1865. ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (2500x1302, 623 KB) Summary Howard County courthouse in Kokomo, Indiana. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (2500x1302, 623 KB) Summary Howard County courthouse in Kokomo, Indiana. ... Asheville City Hall. ... The Miami are a Native American tribe originally found in Indiana and Ohio. ... Chief Ma-Ko-Ko-Mo, sometimes referred as Koh-Koh-Mah or Kokomoko, was a chief of the Miami. ... Chief Ma-Ko-Ko-Mo, sometimes referred as Koh-Koh-Mah or Kokomoko, was a chief of the Miami. ... Chief Ma-Ko-Ko-Mo, sometimes referred as Koh-Koh-Mah or Kokomoko, was a chief of the Miami. ... This article is about the people indigenous to the United States. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ...


On October 6, 1886, Natural Gas was discovered in Kokomo, leading to a "boom" in business. This natural gas discovery was directly responsible for Elwood Haynes' move to Kokomo, as he was a superintendent with a gas company with interests in Kokomo and Howard County. is the 279th day of the year (280th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1886 (MDCCCLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... This article is about the fossil fuel. ...


The Diamond Plate Glass Company began in Kokomo in 1887, lured by the cheap and plentiful natural gas. This company later became part of Pittsburgh Plate Glass, or PPG.


Officially known as the "City of Firsts" for, among other achievements, Kokomo was a pioneer of United States automobile manufacturing, with Elwood Haynes test-driving his early internal combustion engine auto there on 4 July 1894. Haynes and his associates built a number of other autos over the next few years; the Haynes-Apperson Automobile Company for mass-production of commercial autos was established in Kokomo in 1898. “Car” and “Cars” redirect here. ... Elwood Haynes (born in Portland, Indiana on October 14, 1857) was an American inventor. ... The internal combustion engine is an engine in which the combustion of fuel and an oxidizer (typically air) occurs in a confined space called a combustion chamber. ... is the 185th day of the year (186th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1894 (MDCCCXCIV) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Haynes-Apperson Company was a manufacturer of Brass Era automobiles in Kokomo, Indiana. ...


A more reluctant notoriety of Kokomo was the involvement of local citizens in the Ku Klux Klan. There had been large numbers of followers for years, which culminated on July 4, 1923, with the largest gathering of Ku Klux Klan members in history, which assembled at Malfalfa Park in Kokomo for a mighty Konklave. Members of the second Ku Klux Klan at a rally during the 1920s. ... is the 185th day of the year (186th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1923 (MCMXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Kokomo serves as the "City of Firsts" in the food industry as well. Kokomo opened the first McDonald's With A Diner Inside, locally called "McDiner." This McDonald's theme failed nationally, but did well in Kokomo. The store is now an ordinary McDonald's. Kokomo also opened the first Cracker Barrel not built near an interstate highway as well as the first Starbucks Coffee not built in a metropolitan area. McDonalds Corporation (NYSE: MCD) is the worlds largest chain of fast-food restaurants, primarily selling hamburgers, chicken, french fries, milkshakes and soft drinks. ... Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. ... For other meanings of the name Starbuck, see Starbuck. ...


Kokomo Nicknames: "City of Firsts", "Stop Light City" (given by truckers driving through Kokomo on US Highway 31, infamous for its many traffic stops).


"City of Firsts" inventions

  • 1894 - Elwood Haynes makes the first successful trial run of his "horseless carriage" on Pumpkinvine Pike.
  • 1894 - The first pneumatic rubber tire was invented by D.C. Spraker at the Kokomo Rubber Tire Company.
  • 1895 - The first aluminum casting was developed by William "Billy" Johnson from the Ford and Donnelly Foundry.
  • 1902 - The first carburetor developed by George Kingston
  • 1906 - The first Stellite cobalt-base alloy was discovered by Elwood Haynes.
  • 1912 - Stainless steel tableware was invented by Elwood Haynes as a response to his wife's desire for tableware that wouldn't tarnish.
  • 1918 - The Howitzer shell, used in World War I, was created by the Superior Machine Tool Company.
  • 1918 - The first aerial bomb with fins was first produced by the Liberty Pressed Metal Company.
  • 1920 - The mechanical corn picker was created by John Powell.
  • 1926 - Carl Molin developed Dirilyte golden-hued tableware.
  • 1928 - The first canned tomato juice was created by Walter Kemp from Kemp Brothers Canning Company in response to a physician's need for baby food.
  • 1938 - The first push-button car radio was created at Delco Radio Division of General Motors Corporation.
  • 1941 - Globe American Stove Company manufactured the first all-metal life boats and rafts.
  • 1947 - The first signal-seeking car radio was created by the Delco Radio Division of General Motors.
  • 1957 - Delco Radio Division of General Motors developed the first all transistor car radio.

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Notable people from Kokomo

Jack Purvis Jack Purvis (December 11, 1906, Kokomo, Indiana – March 30, 1962, San Francisco, California) was a United States jazz musician. ... Sylvia (born Sylvia Jane Kirby December 9, 1956 in Kokomo, Indiana) is an American country music and country pop singer and songwriter, who enjoyed crossover music success with the song Nobody in 1982. ... Johm OBanion (February 16, 1947 – February 14, 2007) was an American vocalists and actor. ... Ryan Wayne White (December 6, 1971 – April 8, 1990[1]) was a young man with AIDS from Kokomo, Indiana who became a national spokesman for AIDS, after being expelled from school because of his infection. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the television show. ... Tavis Smiley (born September 13, 1964) is an author, journalist, political commentator, and talk show host. ... Elwood Haynes (born in Portland, Indiana on October 14, 1857) was an American inventor. ... 1916 Apperson Jack Rabbit Touring Car The Apperson was a brand of American automobile manufactured from 1902 to 1926 in Kokomo, Indiana. ... 1916 Apperson Jack Rabbit Touring Car The Apperson was a brand of American automobile manufactured from 1902 to 1926 in Kokomo, Indiana. ... Steve Butler was the first driver to ever win 3 consecutive USAC Championships. ... Steve Kroft is an American journalist. ... John D. Shearer (born 1980) is a freelance photographer. ... Norman Birdwell (born February 15, 1928 in Kokomo, Indiana, USA) is an American author and cartoonist, best-known for the Clifford the Big Red Dog series of childrens books. ... Clifford the Big Red Dog is an enduring American childrens book series first published in 1962. ... Strother Martin, (March 26, 1919 – August 1, 1980) was an American character actor in numerous films and television programs. ... Cool Hand Luke is a 1967 American film starring Paul Newman and directed by Stuart Rosenberg. ... Robert (Bob) Alan Ford (born January 26, 1950) is a retired American basketball player in the ABA. He played briefly for the Memphis Tams in the 1972-73 season, averaging 1. ... Kaitlyn Christopher Kaitlyn Christopher (born 1986) is a beauty queen who has held the title Miss Indiana USA and competed at Miss USA. Christopher was crowned Miss Indiana USA 2005 on November 14 2004. ... The Miss Indiana USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Indiana in the Miss USA pageant. ... Chris Thomas may refer to: Chris Thomas (basketball), a former mens basketball player for Notre Dame Chris Thomas (boxer), a cruiserweight boxer Chris Thomas (comedian), a comedian and former host of syndicated music show Rap City Chris Thomas (record producer), a record producer of rock and New Wave albums... Mark Wilbur Langley, born on 21 April 1984 in Frances County, Illinois and is widely regarded as the greatest jump jockey to date. ...

Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 46,113 people, 20,273 households, and 12,204 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,099.0/km² (2,847.2/mi²). There were 22,292 housing units at an average density of 531.3/km² (1,376.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 85.10% White, 10.34% African American, 0.38% Native American, 1.14% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.17% from other races, and 1.84% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.61% of the population. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 20,273 households out of which 28.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.2% were married couples living together, 14.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.8% were non-families. 35.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 2.90. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 25.0% under the age of 18, 9.4% from 18 to 24, 29.0% from 25 to 44, 22.2% from 45 to 64, and 14.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 89.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.8 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $36,258, and the median income for a family was $45,353. Males had a median income of $38,420 versus $24,868 for females. The per capita income for the city was $20,083. About 9.6% of families and 13.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.5% of those under age 18 and 9.3% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Attractions

Old Ben - Born in 1902 and acclaimed as "The largest calf in the world"
Old Ben's details
The Vermont Covered Bridge - Another attraction to be found in Highland Park
  • Old Ben, a stuffed Hereford steer (At Highland Park)
  • The Sycamore Stump, a large stump located at Highland Park
  • Kokomo Beach
  • Kokomo Pipeline Skate Park, located at Jackson Morrow Park
  • Kirkendall Interpretive Center, nature center located at Jackson Morrow Park
  • Elwood Haynes Museum, located next to Highland Park
  • City of Firsts Automotive Heritage Museum
  • Vermont Covered Bridge, located in Highland Park
  • Seiberling Mansion, Howard County Museum
  • Kokomo Visitors Center(located on US 31 North)
  • Johanning Civic Center
  • Chief Ma-Ko-Ko-Mo Burial and Monument, east of downtown Kokomo
  • Kokomo Country Club a well known golf club.

Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 673 KB)Old Ben - one of the feature attractions of Kokomo, Indiana. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 673 KB)Old Ben - one of the feature attractions of Kokomo, Indiana. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 693 KB)Plaque to accompany Old Ben picture File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 693 KB)Plaque to accompany Old Ben picture File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 684 KB)Vermont Covered Bridge - an attraction in Kokomos Highland Park. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 684 KB)Vermont Covered Bridge - an attraction in Kokomos Highland Park. ... Kokomo Country Club is a private country club in Kokomo, IN. The club was established in 1904 to provide a course for local golf enthusiast. ...

Festivals

  • Kokomo Rib Fest, mid-June, downtown
  • City of Firsts Soapbox Derby, Last Saturday in June
  • Festival, Independence Day weekend
  • Howard County 4-H Fair, mid-July [1], in Greentown, Indiana
  • Taste of Kokomo Festival, mid-August, downtown
  • Koh-Koh-Mah & Foster Living History Encampment, mid-September
  • Oktober Fest, 1st Saturday in October, downtown
  • New Years Ball Drop[2], December 31 at Downtown Square

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Major employers

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Gas tower

The Kokomo Gas Tower had been a symbol of Kokomo since it was constructed in 1954. The tower was 115 m (378 ft) tall and had a capacity of 340,000 m³ (12 million cubic feet). Due to high maintenance costs of $75,000 a year to maintain and up to $1,000,000 to paint, the gas company decided to demolish it in 2003. Other ideas were reviewed before settling on this decision, including a plan to turn the tower into a giant Coca-Cola advertisement. On September 7, 2003, at approximately 7:30 a.m., the Gas Tower was demolished by Controlled Demolition Inc. (CDI). Pieces of the tower were sold to the public for $20-30, and proceeds went to a planned Kokomo technology incubation center and Bona Vista. The wave shape (known as the dynamic ribbon device) present on all Coca-Cola cans throughout the world derives from the contour of the original Coca-Cola bottles. ... is the 250th day of the year (251st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Bona Vista is a non-profit rehabilitation center based in Howard and Miami County in Indiana that was founded in the 1960s as a developmental school. ...


Government

City Hall and Police Department building.

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Mayor

Kokomo's current mayor is Matt McKillip[13] (Republican). McKillip has served as mayor since January 2003. Prior to McKillip, Kokomo's mayor was Jim Trobaugh (Republican). The Republican Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States of America, along with the Democratic Party. ... The Republican Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States of America, along with the Democratic Party. ...


Media

Newspapers

The Kokomo Tribune is north central Indianas major source for news. ... Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc. ... The Kokomo Perspective is north central Indianas secondary source for news. ...

Television

  • WTTK-TV[17], The CW affiliate- channel 29
  • WKGK-TV, Independent- channel 48 (Currently For Sale)
  • KGOV, Kokomo government access channel. (channel 2)

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Radio

  • WFIU-FM[18], Jazz, Classical, NPR- 106.1 FM
  • WFRN-FM[19], Christian Radio- 93.7 FM
  • WIOU-AM, Talk, News and Sports- 1350 AM
  • WIWC-FM[20], Christian Radio- 91.7 FM
  • WMYK-FM[21], Classic Rock- 98.5 FM
  • WSHW-FM[22], Light Rock- 99.7 FM
  • WWKI-FM[23], Hit Country- 100.5 FM
  • WZWZ-FM, Adult Contemporary- 92.5 FM

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Wrestling promotions

Kokomo is home to the independent Professional wrestling promotion World Championship Wrestling Of America (WCWA). The company — which is owned by the husband and wife team of Rob and Amanda Reeder — holds an annual event at the July "Hayes Apperson Fair" called "Wrestlefestival" for which they generally contract well known wrestlers to headline. In addition to Wrestlefestival, WCWA holds sporadic shows — generally every two to three months — throughout the year featuring their own roster of wrestlers. For the video game, see Pro Wrestling (video game). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Education

Colleges/universities

Indiana University Kokomo   Indiana University Kokomo (IUK) is a regional campus in the Indiana University system located in Kokomo, Indiana. ... Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU) is a private Christian liberal arts college in Marion, Indiana that is affiliated with the evangelical Wesleyan Church. ... Ivy Tech State College is the state of Indianas second-largest post-secondary school. ... See also Purdue University regarding the main campus. ...

School districts

Public

Kokomo-Center Township Consolidated School Corporation is located in Kokomo, Indiana and is Howard County, Indianas largest school district. ... Kokomo High School (merged with Haworth High School in 1984) is a four-year comprehensive secondary school in Kokomo, Indiana. ... The North Central Conference, or NCC, is a high school athletic conference which is located in northcentral and eastcentral Indiana. ... Eastern Howard School Corporation is located in Greentown, Indiana. ... Greentown is a town located in Howard County, Indiana. ... The Mid-Indiana Conference, or MIC, is a high school athletic conference which is located in northcentral Indiana, USA. This conference serves many high schools located in Cass County, Indiana, Hamilton County, Indiana; Howard County, Indiana; and Miami County, Indiana. ... Northwestern School Corporation is a public school corporation located in Howard County, Indiana. ... The Mid-Indiana Conference, or MIC, is a high school athletic conference which is located in northcentral Indiana, USA. This conference serves many high schools located in Cass County, Indiana, Hamilton County, Indiana; Howard County, Indiana; and Miami County, Indiana. ... Center is a town in southeastern Howard County, Indiana. ... The Mid-Indiana Conference, or MIC, is a high school athletic conference which is located in northcentral Indiana, USA. This conference serves many high schools located in Cass County, Indiana, Hamilton County, Indiana; Howard County, Indiana; and Miami County, Indiana. ... Western School Corporation is a public school district which serves Russiaville, Alto, New London, West Middleton, and southwestern Kokomo in Howard County, Indiana. ... Russiaville is a town located in Howard County, Indiana. ... The Mid-Indiana Conference, or MIC, is a high school athletic conference which is located in northcentral Indiana, USA. This conference serves many high schools located in Cass County, Indiana, Hamilton County, Indiana; Howard County, Indiana; and Miami County, Indiana. ...

Private

  • Kokomo Christian School [33](K-12)
  • Redeemer Lutheran School [34](K-8)
  • Sts. Joan of Arc and Patrick Catholic School [35](K-8)

Sports teams

To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Mid Continental Football League (MCFL) is a semi-pro football league the currently consisting of ten teams in the Kentucky (1), Indiana (1), Ohio (3), and Michigan (5) areas. ... The Kokomo Dodgers were a minor league baseball team based in Kokomo, Indiana that played in the Midwest League. ... For the organization which many minor leagues belong to, see Minor League Baseball Part of the History of baseball series. ... The Midwest League is a minor league baseball league which operates in the Midwestern United States. ...

Sports venues

  • CFD Investments Stadium in Highland Park
  • Kokomo Speedway[39]
  • Memorial Gym

Movies filmed in Kokomo

Plot Synopsis Spoiler warning: The movie Terror Squad drops the town of Kokomo, Indiana into the middle of a Libyan terror plot to blow up the Black River Nuclear Power Plant. ... Chuck Connors Kevin Joseph Aloysius Connors, better known by his professional name of Chuck Connors (April 10, 1921 – November 10, 1992), was an American actor and professional basketball and baseball player. ... Judith Light (born Judith Ellen Licht on February 9, 1949) is an Emmy Award-winning American actress. ... Lukas Haas (born Lucas D. Haas on April 16, 1976) is an American actor. ...

Other film references to Kokomo

  • In the animated movie Cats Don't Dance, the protagonist (Danny) hails from Kokomo.
  • The Blues Brothers (film) featured a fictitious Kokomo bar, Bob's Country Bunker, where patrons threw beer bottles at the band on a stage protected by a chicken wire cage.

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Transportation

Airports

  • Kokomo Municipal Airport

Highways

Bus Service US Highway 31 is a long north-south highway connecting northern Michigan to southern Alabama, with termini at Interstate 75 near Mackinaw City, Michigan, and U.S. Highway 90 and U.S. Highway 98 at Spanish Fort, Alabama. ... South Bend, see South Bend (disambiguation). ... Indianapolis redirects here. ... United States Highway 35 is an north-south United States highway that runs northwest-southeast for 424 miles (682 km) from northern Indiana to the western suburbs of Charleston, West Virginia. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Muncie (IPA: ) is a city in Delaware County in east central Indiana, best known as the home of Ball State University and the birthplace of the Ball Corporation. ... State Road 22 in the U.S. State of Indiana is a major thoroughfare from Kokomo to Interstate 69. ... Burlington is a town located in Carroll County, Indiana. ... Hartford City from the air, looking northeast. ... State Road 26 in the U.S. State of Indiana is an east-west highway in north-central Indiana. ... Lafayette (IPA: ) is a city in Tippecanoe County, Indiana, USA, 63 miles (101 km) northwest of Indianapolis. ... Hartford City from the air, looking northeast. ...

US31 in Kokomo.

Greyhound Lines is the largest inter-city common carrier of passengers by bus in North America , serving 2,200 destinations in the United States. ... South Bend, see South Bend (disambiguation). ... Indianapolis redirects here. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (2500x1146, 795 KB) Summary Kokomo, Indiana along US31. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (2500x1146, 795 KB) Summary Kokomo, Indiana along US31. ...

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  • Kokomo IN Real Estate - Howard Co Real Estate
  • In Kokomo
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  • Kokomo IN Visitors Bureau
  • Howard County Community Net
  • Kokomo US 31 Improvement Project
  • Woodland Indian Languages

Coordinates: 40.482238° N 86.131754° W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Kokomo, Indiana - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1376 words)
In 1844, Foster donated forty acres of his land to create a county seat in Kokomo, which was a log courthouse, for use in the community.
Kokomo also opened the first Cracker Barrel not built near an interstate highway as well as the first Starbucks Coffee not built in a metropolitan area.
The Kokomo Gas Tower had been a symbol of Kokomo since it was constructed in 1954.
Kokomo, Indiana - definition of Kokomo, Indiana in Encyclopedia (633 words)
Kokomo is a city located in Howard County, Indiana.
Kokomo was named after Miami Indian Chief Ma-Ko-Ko-Mo. There was a trading post for commerce between Native Americans and European-Americans here in the early 19th century.
Kokomo was a pioneer of United States automobile manufacturing, with Elwood Haynes test-driving his early internal combustion engine auto there on 4 July, 1894.
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