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Shelby
Census-designated place
Looking north into Shelby from the State Road 55 bridge across the Kankakee River, March 2007
Looking north into Shelby from the State Road 55 bridge across the Kankakee River, March 2007
Country United States
State Indiana
County Lake
Township Cedar Creek
Elevation 640 ft (200 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 539
ZIP code 46377
FIPS code 18-69246
GNIS feature ID 443344

Shelby is an unincorporated census-designated place in Cedar Creek Township, Lake County, Indiana. Shelby had a population of 539 at the 2010 census.

History

Shelby was laid out and platted in 1886 by William R. Shelby, when the railroad was extended to that point.

Geography

Shelby is located at 41°11′43″N 87°20′52″W / 41.19528°N 87.34778°W / 41.19528; -87.34778. It is directly south of 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.


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