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Garden Prairie, Illinois
Location of Garden Prairie in Boone County, Illinois.
Location of Illinois in the United States
|• Total||0.65 sq mi (1.68 km2)|
|• Land||0.64 sq mi (1.65 km2)|
|• Water||0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)|
|Elevation||781 ft (238 m)|
|• Density||470.22/sq mi (181.67/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (CST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|Area codes||815 and 779|
Garden Prairie is an unincorporated former village located in Boone County, Illinois, United States. It is part of the Rockford, Illinois Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Garden Prairie was originally called Amesville, in honor of a pioneer settler. The present name refers to the fertility of their surrounding land on the prairie. A post office was established as Amesville in 1838, and renamed Garden Prairie in 1853.
On February 2, 2010, residents voted 57 - 46 to dissolve the village, only 2 years after incorporating by a 62 - 44 vote on February 5, 2008.
Garden Prairie is located at 42°15′12″N 88°43′29″W / 42.25333°N 88.72472°W (42.25333, -88.72472). It is roughly centered between Marengo and Belvidere, at the intersection of US Highway 20 and Garden Prairie Road.