Garden Prairie, Illinois
|Elevation||781 ft (238.0 m)|
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|Area code||815 and 779|
Garden Prairie was originally called Amesville, in honor of a pioneer settler. The present name refers to the fertility of their surrounding land on the prairie. A post office was established as Amesville in 1838, and renamed Garden Prairie in 1853.
On February 2, 2010, residents voted 57 - 46 to dissolve the village, only 2 years after incorporating by a 62 - 44 vote on February 5, 2008.
- Chicago and North Western Railway Company (1908). A History of the Origin of the Place Names Connected with the Chicago & North Western and Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railways. p. 75.
- "Boone County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 18 March 2015.
- Kevin Haas (February 2, 2010). "Garden Prairie residents vote to dissolve village". Rockford Register Star. Retrieved March 12, 2010.[permanent dead link]
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.