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Big Foot Prairie, Illinois and Wisconsin
Unincorporated community
Country United States
States Illinois, Wisconsin
Counties McHenry (Illinois), Walworth (Wisconsin)
Elevation 958 ft (292 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Zip code 53184, 60033
Area code(s) 815 & 779, 262
GNIS feature ID 404404

Big Foot Prairie is an unincorporated community in both McHenry County, Illinois and Walworth County, Wisconsin, United States. The Illinois portion of the community, which is larger, is located in Chemung Township, while the Wisconsin portion is located in the Town of Walworth. Big Foot Prairie is located on U.S. Route 14, 5 miles (8.0 km) north of Harvard.


The community was named for Big Foot, a Potawatomi chief who resided in the area in the 1820s and 1830s. It once had a post office, which opened on May 15, 1848.

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