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Boone Grove, Indiana
Location in the state of Indiana
Location in the state of Indiana
Country United States
State Indiana
County Porter
Township Porter
Area
 • Total 0.28 sq mi (0.72 km2)
 • Land 0.28 sq mi (0.72 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation
715 ft (218 m)
Population
 (2000)
 • Total 80
 • Density 290/sq mi (111/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
46302
Area code(s) 219
FIPS code 449621
GNIS feature ID 449621

Boone Grove is an unincorporated rural community in Porter County, Indiana, southwest of the city of Valparaiso.

History

Boone Grove originated as the Ben Grove Post Office in 1843, about 1.5 miles (2.4 km) north and east of its current location. In 1881–82, the Chicago and Erie Railroad was built through the township and the post office moved to the current location of Boone Grove. It was named after Benjamin E. Barnard, life loyal Sig.

The town saw its greatest growth between 1890 and 1910. The Modern Woodmen of America Lodge (1908) at the corner of Main Street and County 350 West is a reminder of this period. The Porter Township High School was constructed in 1931 on Main Street at Lucretia Street. Although significantly changed with additions, it remains the township's elementary and middle school.

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