Rolling Prairie, Indiana

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Rolling Prairie
census-designated place
Rolling Prairie, Indiana is located in Indiana
Rolling Prairie
Coordinates: 41°40′15″N 86°36′57″W / 41.67083°N 86.61583°W / 41.67083; -86.61583Coordinates: 41°40′15″N 86°36′57″W / 41.67083°N 86.61583°W / 41.67083; -86.61583
CountryUnited States
StateIndiana
CountyLaPorte
TownshipKankakee
Elevation[1]830 ft (250 m)
ZIP code46371
FIPS code18-65736[2]
GNIS feature ID442265
 
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Rolling Prairie
census-designated place
Rolling Prairie, Indiana is located in Indiana
Rolling Prairie
Coordinates: 41°40′15″N 86°36′57″W / 41.67083°N 86.61583°W / 41.67083; -86.61583Coordinates: 41°40′15″N 86°36′57″W / 41.67083°N 86.61583°W / 41.67083; -86.61583
CountryUnited States
StateIndiana
CountyLaPorte
TownshipKankakee
Elevation[1]830 ft (250 m)
ZIP code46371
FIPS code18-65736[2]
GNIS feature ID442265

Rolling Prairie is an unincorporated census-designated place in Kankakee Township, LaPorte County, Indiana.

History[edit]

The first cabin was built here in 1831 by Ezekiel Provolt. More settlers arrived, built cabins and named the settlement Nauvoo. On November 26, 1853, the village was platted by W.J. Walker and named Portland. The name of Rolling Prairie, descriptive of the undulating terrain, was later adopted by one of the railroad companies operating through the town.[3]

Rolling Prairie had a South Shore Line flag stop until 1992, when it was closed along with several other flag stops with low ridership. [4] The town's population was close to 500 at the 2000 census.

Geography[edit]

Rolling Prairie is located at 41°40′15″N 86°36′57″W / 41.67083°N 86.61583°W / 41.67083; -86.61583.

References[edit]

  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. ^ From Needmore to Prosperity - Baker, Ronald L. (1995) ISBN 0-253-32866-7
  4. ^ http://southshore.railfan.net/ss-hist.html