Rolling Prairie, Indiana
Rolling Prairie, Indiana
Location in LaPorte County, Indiana
|• Total||1.07 sq mi (2.77 km2)|
|• Land||1.06 sq mi (2.74 km2)|
|• Water||0.02 sq mi (0.04 km2)|
|Elevation||830 ft (250 m)|
|GNIS feature ID||442265|
The first cabin was built here in 1831 by Ezekiel Provolt. More settlers arrived, built cabins and named the settlement "Nauvoo". On November 26, 1853, the village was platted by J. W. Walker and named "Portland". The name of "Rolling Prairie", descriptive of the undulating terrain, was later adopted by one of the railroad companies operating through the town.
Rolling Prairie is located in northeastern LaPorte County at Kankakee Township. U.S. Route 20 passes through the southern side of the community, leading east 19 miles (31 km) to South Bend and west 15 miles (24 km) to Michigan City. Indiana State Road 2 passes just south of Rolling Prairie, leading southwest 7 miles (11 km) to La Porte, the county seat., in the northeast part of
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Rolling Prairie CDP has an area of 1.1 square miles (2.8 km2), of which 0.02 square miles (0.04 km2), or 1.39%, are water.
Rolling Prairie has a public library, a branch of the La Porte County Public Library. Rolling Prairie Elementary School occupies the building that was previously Rolling Prairie High School before the high school was merged with New Carlisle High School to form New Prairie High School. The elementary is one of three elementary schools in the New Prairie United School Corporation.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
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