Big Foot Prairie, Illinois and Wisconsin

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Big Foot Prairie, Illinois and Wisconsin
Unincorporated community
Big Foot Prairie, Illinois and Wisconsin is located in Illinois
Big Foot Prairie, Illinois and Wisconsin
Big Foot Prairie, Illinois and Wisconsin
Coordinates: 42°29′42″N 88°35′56″W / 42.49500°N 88.59889°W / 42.49500; -88.59889Coordinates: 42°29′42″N 88°35′56″W / 42.49500°N 88.59889°W / 42.49500; -88.59889
Country United States
States Illinois, 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[1]

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.[2][3] 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.[4]

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