Big Foot Prairie, Illinois and Wisconsin
|Big Foot Prairie, Illinois and Wisconsin|
|Counties||McHenry (Illinois), Walworth (Wisconsin)|
|Elevation||958 ft (292 m)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|Area code(s)||815 & 779, 262|
|GNIS feature ID||404404|
Big Foot Prairie is an unincorporated community in both McHenry County, Illinois and Walworth County, Wisconsin in the United States. The Illinois portion of the community, which is larger, is located in Chemung Township, while the Wisconsin portion is located in the Town of Walworth. Big Foot Prairie is located on U.S. Route 14 5 miles (8.0 km) north of Harvard. The community was named for Big Foot, a Potawatomi chief who resided in the area in the 1820s and 1830s. It once had a post office, which opened on May 15, 1848.
- "Big Foot Prairie". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey.
- Illinois Department of Transportation (2010). McHenry County General Highway Map (Map). http://www.dot.state.il.us/maps/county/mchenry.pdf. Retrieved May 18, 2011.
- Wisconsin Department of Transportation (2011). Walworth County (Map). Archived from the original on May 16, 2011. http://dot.wisconsin.gov/travel/maps/docs/counties/walworth.pdf. Retrieved May 18, 2011.
- Callary, Edward (2009). Place Names of Illinois. University of Illinois Press. p. 425.
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