Shelby, Indiana facts for kids
Looking north into Shelby from the State Road 55 bridge across the Kankakee River, March 2007
|Elevation||640 ft (200 m)|
|GNIS feature ID||443344|
Shelby was laid out and platted in 1886 by William R. Shelby, when the railroad was extended to that point.
Shelby is located at Lowell, north of Thayer, east of Schneider and west of Demotte. There is also a small development called Sumava Resorts, located nearby on the Kankakee River a short distance to the west of Shelby. Indiana State Road 55 crosses the Kankakee River at Shelby, making one of the few Kanakee River crossings from Lake County. Shelby, along with Sumava Resorts and other small Kankakee River communities, has historically had to contend with periodic flooding from the Kankakee River.. It is directly south of
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