Garden Prairie, Illinois
Location of Garden Prairie in Boone County, Illinois.
Location of Illinois in the United States
|Elevation||781 ft (238 m)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (CST)|
|o Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|Area code(s)||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.