Foraker is an unincorporated community in the Union Township and is approximately 15 minutes from Goshen. Homes for rent in the area provide families with plenty of things to do. Cool off and paddle down Yellow Creek into Yellow Creek Lake to spend a summer day out of the house. Grab a slice at Venturi Pizza, or wake up in the morning with a cup of jo from Electric Brew.
Facts for Renters
The Union Township was named to commemorate the Federal Union. Many locals call this community the "Peaceful Township." The community first came together in 1836.
The township has three creeks - Salt Creek, Taylor Creek and Yellow Creek. Salt Creek was named after the salt springs in the area. All three creeks empty into a lake of some sort, some of which even enter into another waterway.
This township used to have a lot of marshland because of all the creeks and lakes, but now it doesn't as the landscape has changed and much of it was drained or plowed over.
The community was known for its distribution of wheat, rye and oats, as it is located on major prairie land. This area is known as the Twenty-Mile Prairie, because its 20 miles to the nearest major destination each way.
The initial settlers, all who were men, paid a little over $100 for the acres that make up the Union Township.
When the township was first created, Indiana was considered to be part of the Far West.
Resources for Renters
Get to know the area and the Union Township even better as a whole, as well as Goshen by visiting the Porter County website.