Boone Grove, Indiana

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Boone Grove, Indiana
Unincorporated community
Location in the state of Indiana
Location in the state of Indiana
Coordinates: 41°21′18″N 87°7′44″W / 41.35500°N 87.12889°W / 41.35500; -87.12889Coordinates: 41°21′18″N 87°7′44″W / 41.35500°N 87.12889°W / 41.35500; -87.12889
Country United States
State Indiana
County Porter
Township Porter
Area
 • Total 0.28 sq mi (0.72 km2)
 • Land 0.28 sq mi (0.72 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 715 ft (218 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 80
 • Density 290/sq mi (111/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 46302
Area code(s) 219
FIPS code 449621[1]
GNIS feature ID 449621[2]

Boone Grove is an unincorporated community rural community in Porter County, Indiana, southwest of the city of Valparaiso.

History[edit]

Boone Grove originated as the Ben Grove Post Office in 1843, about 1.5 miles (2.4 km) north and east of its current location. In 1881–82, the Chicago and Erie Railroad was built through the township and the post office moved to the current location of Boone Grove. It was named after Benjamin E. Barnard, life loyal Sig.

The town saw its greatest growth between 1890 and 1910. The Modern Woodmen of America Lodge (1908) at the corner of Main Street and County 350 West is a reminder of this period. The Porter Township High School was constructed in 1931 on Main Street at Lucretia Street. Although significantly changed with additions, it remains the township's elementary and middle school.

Schools[edit]

The actual Boone Grove High School is not located in the small town of Boone Grove, but in Valparaiso, Indiana, although 5.5 miles (8.9 km) outside of that city. 260 S 500 W is the school's address. The old high school (which is now one of the elementary schools, Boone Grove Elementary, and the middle school) is still located in Boone Grove next to a sheep farm. The track and field team for the high school still practices behind the middle school (the old high school). The baseball and softball teams each have a field at the high school; however, there are more fields at the middle school (the old high school) by the track. There are only four tennis courts at the high school, and none at the middle school.

The Boone Grove school mascot is a Wolf; the sports teams at Boone Grove High School are nicknamed the "Wolves".

The current Boone Grove Middle School has a mixture of children from the Boone Grove Elementary School and the nearby Porter Lakes Elementary School located on 725 West in Hebron.

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