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Rolling Prairie
census-designated place
Country United States
State Indiana
County LaPorte
Township Kankakee
Elevation 830 ft (250 m)
Population 3,559
ZIP code 46371
FIPS code 18-65736
GNIS feature ID 442265

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

History

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 J. W. 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.

Rolling Prairie had a stop on the South Shore Line until 1994, when it was closed along with several other flag stops with low ridership. The town's population was close to 500 at the 2000 census.

Geography

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


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